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 SSI disability/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 ff. for a full explanation of the reconsideration review.