If the claimant submits new evidence, review the case folder and evaluate the new evidence to see if the reconsidered determination can be reopened and revised under the rules
of administrative finality. (See SI 04070.000 ff.)
If revision is warranted, and the reconsidered determination may be reopened, handle
the case as if no hearing had been requested; i.e., effectuate award, etc.
If the reconsidered determination is not revised or may not be reopened, explain that
the evidence does not affect SSA's prior determination, but do not include a hearing
paragraph in the letter to the claimant.