TN 4 (02-90)

DI 33025.055 Suggested Language for the Notice in a Case Where a Reopening and Reversal to a Cessation is Necessary Because a Felony-Related Impairment is Excluded - Exhibit

“This is to notify you that it appears a determination will have to be made that you do not meet the disability requirements of the law. Therefore, the previous determination continuing benefits based on disability may have to be revised. You may not be entitled to benefits based on your present application.”

“You were initially found disabled because of       . Our records now show that this condition is based on an impairment connected with the commission of a felony after October 19, 1980, for which you have subsequently been convicted. This includes an impairment that arose during the felony. This also includes the aggravation of an impairment if the aggravation occurred during the felony. The law does not allow us to consider these impairments in determining if you are disabled. Where the jurisdiction does not classify any crime as a felony, we apply these provisions to a crime in the nature of a felony.”

(When the disability was based on a combination of impairments, an explanation must be given as to why the remaining impairment(s) does not meet the definition of disability. When the disability was based solely on the felony-related impairment, this paragraph will not be needed.)

“We are giving you the opportunity to request a disability hearing and to present additional statements or evidence that you want to be considered before a determination is made. If you want to request a disability hearing and /or to submit statements or evidence, please complete the attached form and send it to us within 10 days from receipt of this notice. The enclosed envelope, which requires no postage, may be used to return the form and any additional material.”

“If you do not contact us within 10 days from receipt of this notice, a formal determination concerning your entitlement to benefits based on disability will be made. If the continuance is reversed to a cessation, your benefit payments will be stopped. It is important that you let us know within the next 10 days if you want a disability hearing or if you want to submit a statement or evidence even though you need more time to submit it.”


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DI 33025.055 - Suggested Language for the Notice in a Case Where a Reopening and Reversal to a Cessation is Necessary Because a Felony-Related Impairment is Excluded - Exhibit - 04/20/1991
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:04/20/1991