In addition to meeting the two basic tests it is equally important that the personalized
disability explanation be written as simply and clearly as possible, i.e., understandable
to anyone with at least a 6th grade education. Proper use of the English language
is also important to avoid conveying an unintended negative message to the claimant/beneficiary.
Poorly written notices can have a significant impact on SSA and impair its ability
to serve the public interest.