BASIC (11-00)

DI 52715.030 Exhibits--Notices for Denying Requests for Readjudication of Interim Period Cases

A. Notice when acquiescence ruling (AR) does not apply

Use Form SSA-L951-U2 for title II and Form SSA-L8052-U2 for title XVI. Include the following language, selecting the appropriate reason or reasons why the Ruling does not apply:

  • We are writing to tell you that we received your request to have your (title(s)II and/or XVI claim(s)) of (date) reviewed under Acquiescence Ruling 00-1(4), Albright v. Commissioner of the Social Security Administration .

  • We have looked at your case and have determined that this Ruling does not apply to your prior claim.

  • WHY THIS RULING DOES NOT APPLY TO YOUR CLAIM

  • This Ruling does not apply to your prior claim because:

    • The date of the notice of the final decision on your prior claim is not within the period from April 22, 1999 (the date of the court decision) through January 11, 2000 (the day before publication of the Ruling).

    • The claim did not involve deciding whether you were disabled during a period different than the period covered by a decision on an earlier disability claim.

    • There was no prior decision by an Administrative Law Judge or the Appeals Council on an earlier disability claim under the same or different title of the Social Security Act that evaluated the medical or other evidence and decided whether you are disabled.

    • You did not reside within the Fourth Circuit (Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, or West Virginia) at the time of the decision on your claim of (date).

    • The decision on your prior claim by an Administrative Law Judge or the Appeals Council was vacated.

  • We Did Not Decide If You Are Currently Disabled

  • It is important for you to know that we did not make a decision about whether you are currently disabled. We only decided whether your prior claim is covered by this Ruling. If you think you are disabled now, you should file a new application at any Social Security Office.

  • If You Have Any Questions

  • If you have any questions, call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213. We can answer most questions over the phone. If you prefer to visit one of our offices, please check the local telephone directory for the office nearest you. Or call us and we can give you the office address. Please have this letter with you if you call or visit an office. It will help us answer your questions. Also, if you plan to visit an office, you may call ahead to make an appointment. This will help us serve you more quickly when you arrive at the office.

B. Notice when AR does not favorably change the determination or decision on the prior claim

Use Form SSA-L951-U2 for title II and Form SSA-L 8052-U2 for title XVI and include the following language:

  • We are writing to tell you that we received your request to have your (title(s) II and/or XVI claim(s)) of (date) reviewed under Acquiescence Ruling 00-1(4), Albright v. Commissioner of the Social Security Administration.

  • We have looked at your case and have determined that this Ruling does not favorably change the decision on your prior claim. This is because________ (Supply language explaining why the application of the Albright AR would not change the decision on the prior claim to be more favorable to the claimant.)

  • We Did Not Decide If You Are Currently Disabled

  • It is important for you to know that we did not make a decision about whether you are currently disabled. We only decided whether your prior claim is covered by this Ruling and, if so, whether application of the Ruling will change the decision on your prior claim. If you think you are disabled now, you should file a new application at any Social Security Office.

  • If You Have Any Questions

  • If you have any questions, call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213. We can answer most questions over the phone. If you prefer to visit one of our offices, please check the local telephone directory for the office nearest you. Or call us and we can give you the office address. Please have this letter with you if you call or visit an office. It will help us answer your questions. Also, if you plan to visit an office, you may call ahead to make an appointment. This will help us serve you more quickly when you arrive at the office.