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Filing An Appeal

Do You Know How Long A Non-Medical Reconsderation Takes?

I was awarded SSDI in 2018, at age 63, with an onset date of 2014. Upon reaching FRA, SSA recalculated my benefit and discovered I was underpaid, adjusted my monthly benefit, and paying retroactively to July 2021 (FRA). As this was unexpected, I was rather appreciative. However, the question of a possible underpayment going back months, if not years, was difficult to ignore.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 09:17

Do I Have Any Recourse?

Do I have any recourse against my disability lawyer or some type of appeal for just my back pay. I filed in Dec 2015 went to adm. law judge in 2018 and approved. However, the Adm. Law Judge only had the evaluation of a doctor I had seen at the behest of my atty in 2018. When I hired him I obtained and gave my atty.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 08:10

How Can I Appeal Not Being Paid Survivor Benefits?

I misunderstood the decision to deny me survivors/widow benefits. I was waiting on my funds to be deposited. After the 5th month, I called.I had received a letter stated that if I received a pension I would not receive benefits but the next line said my benefit would be $1315.70 a month. I would be getting that the 4th Wednesday monthly. I really needed these benefits. I need to appeal this decision.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - 20:50

What Do I Put In The Big Box On The Form Appealing My Disability Check?

What do I put in the big box on form ssa statement of claimant appealing my disability check

Hi. I'm not sure what form you're referring to. If you're filing for reconsideration, which is the first appeals step, you would use form SSA-561. In the areas provided on the form you would explain what issue you're appealing, and why you disagree with Social Security's determination.

Best, Jerry

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 16:38

Can I Request An Administrative Law Judge Hearing?

Trying get my ss check back to it's original schedule of third week of the month(birthdate July 16th) his was Oct 28th) , was changed to the 3rd of each month without my knowledge when ex-husband became an auxiliary beneficiary (deceased as Dec. 2020) . Have written two reconsideration appeals both denied, can I request an Administrative Law judge hearing , if so which form should I use? Thanks in advance for any information related to this issue

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 09:58

How Should My Husband Proceed In Order To Get His Benefit Rate Corrected?

SSA has reduced my husband's SS benefit because he is also receiving a Canadian pension. The problem is that the WEP reduction was based on his pension in Canadian dollars, which resulted in a reduction of more than 50% of his Canadian pension, if converted to US dollars. He appealed this decision and after waiting 5 months for SSA's reply they didn't even address the concern of not converting Canadian dollars to US dollars. The "form" letter indicated that he would have to go through an ALJ hearing as the next step.

Friday, January 8, 2021 - 10:31

Does It Sound Like I Have Reasonable Grounds For An Appeal?

I am about to file an appeal due to the windfall clause. I worked in Switzerland over a 10 year period and receive a small AVS amount from them. When I filed for retirement (66) in February my benefit was lowered by $411 dollars. Here’s the deal. I asked for an explanation and was sent only a faded form letter. I am filing the appeal to see the actual calculations used based on all of the information I provided. I want to make sure the places I worked for in CH paid properly and that my ex’s income was included. Does that sound like reasonable grounds for an appeal?

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 09:22
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