Any writing (SSA-561-U2, letter, facsimile, or email) or timely submission of additional
evidence after receiving a notice of initial determination by the claimant, his or
her representative payee, or his or her appointed representative which clearly implies
disagreement with the initial determination constitutes a request for reconsideration.
A signature is not required on a written request for reconsideration.
A claimant may submit the iAppeals i561 to request a reconsideration for a medical
or non-medical issue. For information on the iAppeals process for title II claims,
see GN 03101.125 and GN 03101.127.
A request for reconsideration must be in writing. An oral inquiry such as a phone
call to the national 800 number network or to a field office (FO) to request forms
is not a valid request for reconsideration and does not protect the date of an appeal.