Unlike a WD, a disallowance preserves the claimant's appeal rights. The disallowance
notice explains the reason(s) for the formal determination and advises the claimant
of his or her right to reconsideration. Therefore, from the claimant's perspective,
it may be preferable to process a case to a disallowance rather than as a WD.
If the claimant submits a WD request, inform him or her that a disallowance decision
has no future disadvantages and provides appeals rights. If the claimant insist on
withdrawing the claim after the disallowance:
obtain a signed statement stating that he or she understands:
The disallowance decision preserves his or her appeal rights, as a WD does not.
The subsequent application (if any) may not cover the same retroactive period as the
Forward the signed statement with the WD request to the appropriate PC. Refer to GN 00206.014 for WD request after adjudication.