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What to do if you get a letter about your disability claim or appeal?



 
Dealing with SSA on an application for disability can lead to frustration when it comes to the various forms they mail out as part of the disability evaluation process. So here we will point out a couple of things.

1. If a disability examiner sends you a letter (referred to by examiners as call-in letters), requesting that you contact him or her, you should respond immediately. There are a couple of reasons for doing this. First, if you don't, it may affect the processing of your Social Security Disability claim and, second, if you don't it may affect the processing of your disability claim.

Of course, I'm being redundant on purpose, but its worth illustrating the point that you don't need any additional delays on your case, particularly as the system moves slowly enough on its own, anyway.

2. You may, while your disability application is determined or reconsideration appeal is being processed, receive the same form to complete and return more than once. If you do, you can either resubmit the form, or attempt to contact the examiner by phone to determine what specific information is desired.

You should not, however, ignore the form if you've completed it once before. Reason: the examiner may feel that additional information is needed and sending the form a second time may represent an attempt to gather additional information. Granted, if the same form is sent a second time, the examiner should call the claimant to explain why the form is being mailed again simply to eliminate confusion.

However, that doesn't always happen. Major point to remember, though: never ignore official correspondence from the social security administration.








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For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

To learn more about the author, please visit the SSDRC.com homepage and view the "about this site" link near the bottom of the page.