If an individual disagrees with the initial determination, reconsideration is the
first step in the administrative review process.
The method of reconsideration for Title XVI consists of a case review, informal conference,
or formal conference. The method used depends on the issue involved. In Supplemental
Security Income (SSI) disability or blindness claims, medical issues can only be reconsidered
through case review. Nonmedical issues can be reconsidered through either case review
or informal conference. Generally, if we are taking an adverse action, the recipient
can request case review, informal conference, or a formal conference. See SI 04020.000 for a full explanation of the reconsideration review.