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3 things to know about an SSI Reconsideration decision




 
The SSI reconsideration appeal is the first level of the Social Security disability appeal process. This level of the disability appeal process is the least most likely to result in an approval for disability. In fact, the national average approval for an SSI reconsideration is about 10-15 percent. Most often, the reconsideration appeal is just a necessary step toward a disability hearing.

If you are one of the lucky individuals who have an approval for their reconsideration decision, you should understand that your SSI claim might still be denied. This is because the SSI disability program has an end line review to determine if a medically approved disability applicant still meets the income and resource limits of this need-based disability program. If you still meet the requirements, you will receive SSI disability benefits. If you do not meet these requirements, your disability claim will be denied even though you were medically approved.

Lastly, if your SSI Reconsideration decision is a denial, you should file an immediate Request for Administrative Law Judge Hearing appeal, or simply an ALJ disability hearing. You have 60 days from the date of Reconsideration appeal denial notice date to file this appeal. Technically, you have 65 days from the date of the letter because Social Security allows five days for mailing. You can file paper appeal forms, or file your appeal online.

It is exceptionally important to file your hearing appeal timely, because hearing appeals are routinely denied for late filing if they do not meet the strict requirements for good cause for late filing. The Social Security hearing appeal has the highest approval rate, so it is worth your while to file.








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