TN 1 (10-86)
DI 33095.130 Notice of Disability Hearing Decision (Foreign Claims) (Reproduced Locally)
A. Notice preparation
Prepare and release foreign claims disability hearing decision cover notices using the language in the disability hearing decision cover notices in DI 33095.102 - DI 33095.116 as guides. Substitute the following special foreign claims paragraphs where appropriate.
B. Notice language
Your Right To Appeal
You have 60 days to appeal in writing after you get this notice. If you wait more than 60 days, we will not hold a hearing unless you have a good reason.
The Administrative Law Judge Hearing
If you appeal, your case will be assigned to an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). The ALJ will send you a notice of the time, date and place of the hearing. However, since no provision has been made for hearings to be held outside the United States, you would have to come to the United States at your own expense.
The hearing is informal. At the hearing the ALJ will:
Review the facts of your case;
Explain the law;
State what must be decided; and
Ask you or your witnesses questions about your case.
At the hearing, you may:
Come in person to explain why you believe that you are still disabled;
Be represented by a lawyer or other person;
Bring witnesses or other information which you believe shows you are still disabled; and
Ask witnesses questions about information given at the hearing.
If you decide not to go to the hearing, you still can give the ALJ more information about your case. The ALJ will decide your case using all of the information.
If You Have Questions Or Want To Appeal
If you live in the United States, British Virgin Islands, Canada or Western Samoa, contact any Social Security office.
If you live in Mexico, contact any Social Security office or the nearest United States Embassy or consulate.
If you live in the Philippines, contact the Veterans Administration Regional Office, Social Security Division, 1131 Roxas Boulevard, Manila.
In all other countries, get in touch with the nearest United States Embassy or consulate.
Regardless of where you live, you may write to the Social Security Administration, P.O. Box 1756, Baltimore, Maryland 21203, U.S.A. However, if you decide to visit an office, be sure to take this letter with you. It will help the people there answer your questions.