The appeal period is generally 60 days. (A claimant or their appointed representative has 30 days to file exceptions with
the Appeals Council (AC) in a case remanded by a Federal court). The 60 days start
the day after the individual receives the notice of the determination or decision.
We presume the date the claimant or representative receives the notice is 5 days after
the date on the notice, unless the claimant or representative can show us that they
did not receive it within the 5 days.
If the period for requesting the next appellate step ends on a Saturday, Sunday, legal
holiday, or any other day (all or part of which is a non-workday for Federal employees
by statute or Executive Order), we extend the period to include the next full workday.
For the policy on good cause for extending the appeal period, see GN 03101.020.