Were you receiving
Social Security Disability benefits, but the Social Security Administration recently stopped sending
you payments? If this has happened to you and you believe that you still
need these valuable benefits, the good news is that there is something
that you can do about it.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) does want to ensure that every
decision it makes about your SSD benefits is correct. If the SSA has decided
that you are no longer disabled and you disagree with the decision, you
have the right to appeal it.
If you file an appeal, the SSA will examine all of the evidence to see
if their decision is correct. When you file an appeal, they SSA will look
at your entire case, not just the aspect that you disagree with. If they
conclude that their decision is wrong, they will change it.
Timeline for Filing an Appeal
How much time do you have to file an appeal? You must ask for an appeal
of their decision to stop your disability benefits within 60 days of receiving
their letter telling you that your benefits are being stopped.
The SSA assumes that you will receive their letter within five days of
the date on the letter, unless you can show them that it took longer for
you to receive the letter.
What if I miss the deadline for filing an appeal?
If the 60-day deadline has passed and you still want to appeal the SSA’s
decision, you will have to tell them why you were late. If they decide
that there was a valid reason for you being late, then you may still be
allowed to file an appeal.
Will I keep receiving benefits during the appeals process?
If you request an appeal within 10 days of the date on the letter, you
can request that your benefits continue while your appeal is being processed.
If you are a bit late in asking for payments while your appeal is being
decided, you may still be entitled to payments during the appeal if the
SSA decides that you had a good reason for being late.
During the appeals process, you can ask that your benefit payments continue
during the first two levels of the appeal: 1) the reconsideration level,
and 2) the hearing level.
To learn more about the appeals process, contact a
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