The appeal period is generally 60 days. (A claimant has 30 days to file exceptions with the Appeal Council (AC) in a case
remanded by a Federal court). The 60 days start the day after the individual receives
the notice of the determination or decision. The date that the individual receives
the notice is presumed to be 5 days after the date on the notice unless the individual
can show us that they did not receive it within the 5 days.
When the period for requesting the next appellate step ends on a Saturday, Sunday,
legal holiday, or any other day (all or part of which is a nonworkday for Federal
employees by statute or Executive Order), the period is extended to include the next
NOTE: Occasionally, systems-generated notices are not mailed timely. When this occurs, Central
Office will notify the field.