SSA FOs accept written disagreements on screen-out determinations, date stamp and
forward them to the OGC address in 1., above.
If no disagreement is received within 60 days, the determination becomes final, unless
good cause for late notification is shown.
The responder and/or the responder's representative, if any, may ask to inspect the
administrative record on which the determination was based and, as needed, the claims
SSA will notify the individual once the record/file is available for inspection. The
individual will have 45 days from the notification of record availability to inspect
the record/file at a mutually agreeable location.
OGC notifies class counsel of all such disputes. Class counsel may also inspect records/files.
If the parties cannot resolve the dispute regarding the screen-out determination,
OGC sends the responder, any representative, and class counsel notice confirming that
the dispute cannot be resolved.
NOTE: The notice indicates that either the responder or class counsel may request district
court review within 60 days of receipt of the confirmation notice. Failure to request
district court review within 60 days of receiving the OGC confirmation notice renders
SSA's determination final and not subject to further review.