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Getting a Social Security Disability Appeal submitted on time in Illinois

Getting a social security disability appeal in Illinois turned in on time. What does this mean? Surprisingly, a lot of people get this one wrong or make assumptions that don't hold up.

If you get denied for social security disability or SSI, you are given sixty days in which to file the appropriate appeal with the social security administration (if your application is denied, the next appeal is a reconsideration or review, and if this is denied, the next appeal is a request for a disability hearing).

But are you really allowed sixty days? Actually, you are allowed a total of 65 days from the date of your denial notice and the extra five days is built in to account for mailing your appeal forms to SSA. Resources:

1. How to do a Social Security Disability appeal
2. The Social Security Disability and SSI Appeal Process
3. Winning a Social Security Disability Appeal or SSI Appeal
4. How Long Does A Social Security Disability Appeal Take?

But here's the thing that most people don't realize. You can't simply send in your appeal forms on the 65th day and think that because the envelope has been postmarked that you are "covered". No, your appeal actually has to be received by social security by the 65th day.

Here's the best advice on this kind of thing. Don't wait 60 days to file an appeal. Don't wait 6 weeks. Get it done immediately. Because the longer you wait, the more likely it is that you will miss your appeal deadline. And, the more likely it is that you will have a problem if, for some reason, the social security office doesn't receive what you mailed or claims that it can't find it.

To reiterate, send in your appeal asap or have your attorney do it for you. And after you submit an appeal, call to check and see if it has been received. Also, make a photocopy of everything you send in to social security, including appeal paperwork.

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

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