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How to Read, Understand, and Follow Up on the Reconsideration Determination
The reconsideration determination will look similar to the initial determination. It states whether or not the claimant is disabled, and will briefly list the evidence considered in making the determination. If the claimant is found "disabled," go on to Chapter 6 through Chapter 7, for an explanation of how to work with SSA to get the claimant's benefits processed. If the claimant is found "not disabled," advocates should work with them to file a second appeal. This appeal is called a "Request for Hearing by Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)."
Last Revised: Jan. 22, 2008
- What to Do if You Are Found "Disabled"
- How to Read and Understand the Initial Determination
- Communicating with DDS after Filing a "Request for Reconsideration"
- How to Submit a Late "Request for Reconsideration"
- Filing the Reconsideration Request on Time
- What to do if You Are Found "Not Disabled"
- Determinations of Disability
- Administrative Review Process
- Disability Hearing
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