Reconsideration for Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits
If an SSI or SSD claim is denied at the initial stage, the disability claimant has the choice of filing a new SSI or SSD claim, or filing a request for reconsideration within 60 days of the initial denial. Asking for reconsideration is almost always the best option.
To request reconsideration, two forms are usually required: a Request for Reconsideration and a Reconsideration Disability Report. In addition, the Social Security Administration will usually ask for additional signed releases of information.
The reconsideration process will take a minimum of 60 days, and often longer. If your disability benefits are denied, you should contact a Social Security disability appeal attorney immediately about representation before filing a Request for Hearing. You need to make sure that you file a Request for Hearing yourself within 60 days of the Notice of Reconsideration (reconsideration determination).
Contact the Bend, Oregon disability law firm of Philip Garrow. Mr. Garrow will want to review your disability information to determine if you have a reasonable chance on appeal. The Oregon disability benefits attorney may also want to review your disability file and see what further information it will take to make sure that you have the best chance at