If you are denied at the initial level, you must file an appeal called a Request for Reconsideration. You are asking Social Security to reconsider its original denial. It typicaly takes another 4 to 5 months to receive a decision on this appeal. Approximately 85% of claimants are denied at the reconsideration level. If you are denied at the reconsideration level you have 60 days to file your second appeal called a Request for Hearing.
We automatically file all appeals on behalf of our clients.
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