Federal Register Announcement: Social Security Ruling (SSR) 19-3p Requesting Reconsideration or Hearing by an Administrative Law Judge

 

 

On August 14, 2019, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the passing of SSR 19-3p. The purpose of this SSR is to provide the public with information on how to appeal a decision that a person is not disabled or eligible for benefits under Title II and Title XVI of the Social Security Act. There are two levels of appeal and two ways in which to file those appeals discussed in this ruling.

 

 

In the announcement, SSA states:

 

 

“This SSR explains that to use the electronic appeal option to request reconsideration or a hearing, claimants must submit all of the information we need to process their appeals at the time they file their electronic appeals. This is required only in our streamlined electronic appeal procedures. Our manually submitted paper appeal procedures remain unchanged. Claimants can upload and submit evidence simultaneously with their electronic appeals.

 

 

After claimants have filed their appeals, they can submit evidence by fax, by mail, or in-person at one of our field offices or hearing offices as appropriate. A claimant has an ongoing duty to inform us about or submit all known evidence that relates to whether or not he or she is blind or disabled. An appointed representative must act with reasonable promptness to help obtain the information and evidence the claimant must submit, and forward the information or evidence to us as soon as practicable. When a claim is at the hearing level, the claimant, or representative, generally must inform us about or submit all written evidence no later than five business days before the date of the scheduled hearing.”

 

 

For a full copy of this notification, please visit the Federal Register – Social Security Administration index for 2019.  

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