TN 49 (02-06)

NL 00703.956 Expedited Reinstatement (EXR) Award Notice

AURORA notice UTI E3956

Social Security Administration

Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance

                                                                                          Date:

                                                                                           Claim Number:

Addressee Name

Street Address

City, ST Zip code

We have approved your request to start your disability benefits again. We can start to pay you for the month of __(1)__.

Fill-in:

(1) mm/yy

What We Will Pay And When

You will soon receive a check for $__(1)__, which is the money you are due through __(2)__.

After that, you will receive $__(3)__ on or about the __(4)__ of each month.

Fill-ins:

(1) custom dollar amount

(2) mm/yy

(3) custom dollar amount

(4) custom

Optional Paragraph

You may have received provisional (temporary) benefits for up to six months beginning with the month you filed your request. We will reduce reinstated benefits payable for a month by the amount of any provisional (temporary) benefit paid to you for that month.

How We Will Pay You

Multiple Mandatory Choice 1 of 3

The information we have shows that you need help managing your money and meeting your daily needs. Because of this information, we plan to send your benefits to __(1)__. We call this __(2)__ your representative payee.

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(1) Custom – Rep Payee’s Full Name

(2) person or organization

Multiple Mandatory Choice 2 of 3

__(1)__ and any future payments will go to the financial institution you selected. Please let us know if you change your mailing address, so we can send you letters directly.

Fill-Ins:

(1) This or These

Multiple Mandatory Choice 3 of 3

We __(1)__ sending your regular monthly check of $__(2)__ to __(3)__ around __(4)__.

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(1) will begin/began

(2) Custom – monthly payment amount

(3) Custom – name of payee

(4) Custom – date payments began mm/dd/yyyy

Optional Header

Overpayment Information

Optional Paragraph

We are writing to you about an overpayment __(1)__ us. The amount of the overpayment is $__(2)__. We have written to you about this before, but you have not settled this matter. You should repay this overpayment now, or contact us about how you will pay us back.

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(1) you owe/Client Name owes

(2) Custom – overpayment dollar amount

Optional Paragraph

You have the right to request waiver of recovery of __(1)__ overpayment at any time. Your request for waiver can be approved and you will not have to repay the overpayment if we determine it was not your fault in any way and either __(2)__ repayment would prevent you from meeting __(3)__ necessary living expenses; or __(4)__ repayment would be unfair for some other reason.

Whether or not you request a waiver, if you disagree with any of our determinations, you may request a reconsideration within 60 days of the date you receive this notice. If you have additional evidence to support your claim, you should submit it with your request.

Fill-Ins:

(1) your/Client Name possessive

(2) your/Client Name possessive

(3) your/his/her/Client name possessive

(4) your/his/her/Client name possessive

Optional Paragraph

If you request a waiver or reconsideration within 30 days of the date of this notice, you will no have to repay __(1)__ overpayment until a review of __(2)__case is completed. The review is described in more detail on the attached Form SSA-3105, Important Information About Your Appeal and Waiver Rights.

Please call, write, or visit any Social Security office if you want to request reconsideration or if you believe you should not have to repay the overpayment and want to request a waiver. The people there will be glad to help you complete the forms for reconsideration (SSA-561-U2, Request for Reconsideration) and/or waiver (SSA-632-BK, Request for Waiver of Overpayment Recovery or Change in Repayment Rate).

Fill-Ins:

(1) your/client name possessive

(2) your/client name possessive

Optional Header

Information About Medicare

Multiple Optional Choice 1 of 11

We have changed the date of __(1)__ entitlement to __(2)__ insurance under Medicare. __(3)__ new entitlement date is __(4)__. We will take any premiums due for the insurance out of __(5)__ next payment.

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(1) your/client name possessive

(2) Custom

(3) your/his/her/client name possessive

(4) Custom, MMMM dd,yyyy

(5) your/his/her/client name possessive

Multiple Optional Choice 2 of 11

We charge a monthly premium for your medical insurance. The rates are shown below:

Amount: __(1)__

Date Beginning: __(2)__

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(1) Custom

(2) Custom, MMMM dd,yyyy

Multiple Optional Choice 3 of 11

This medical insurance premium includes a penalty because you enrolled later than you could have.

Multiple Optional Choice 4 of 11

We will send __(1)__ a Medicare card. __(2)__ should take this card with __(3)__ when __(4)__ __(5)__ medical care. If __(6)__ __(7)__ medical care before receiving the card and __(8)__ coverage has already begun, use this letter as proof that __(9)__ covered by Medicare.

Fill-ins:

(1) you/him/her/Client name

(2) you/he/she/Client name

(3) you/him/her/Client name

(4) you/he/she/Client name

(5) need/needs

(6) you/he/she/Client name

(7) need/needs

(8) your/his/her/Client name possessive

(9) you are/he is/she is/Client name is

Multiple Optional Choice 5 of 11

If you do not want medical insurance, please complete the enclosed card and return it to us in the envelope we have provided. You will need to do this by the date shown on the card. If you decide you do not want the insurance, we will return any premiums that you have paid.

Multiple Optional Choice 6 of 11

You are entitled to hospital and medical insurance under Medicare beginning __(1)__.

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(1) Custom, MMMM dd,yyyy

Multiple Optional Choice 7 of 11

You are entitled to medical insurance under Medicare beginning __(1)__.

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(1) Custom, MMMM dd,yyyy

Multiple Optional Choice 8 of 11

We did not give __(1)__ earlier medical insurance because we did not process it timely. If you want to have these benefits earlier, you can choose medical insurance benefits beginning __(2)__. If you want this benefit to start earlier, you must do the following things within 30 days after the date of this notice:

  • tell us in writing that you want medical insurance benefits beginning __(3)__;

  • pay us __(4)__. This covers the premiums due from __(5)__ through __(6)__; or

  • tell us we can withhold this amount from the check.

If you want the benefits beginning __(7)__ but would find it hard to pay the premium amount in a lump sum, ask us about other ways to pay the money.

Fill-ins:

(1) you/client name

(2) custom, MMMM dd,yyyy

(3) custom, MMMM dd,yyyy

(4) custom

(5) custom, MMMM dd,yyyy

(6) custom, MMMM dd,yyyy

(7) custom, MMMM dd,yyyy

Multiple Optional Choice 9 of 11

Another individual or organization will pay the premiums for __(1)__ Medicare coverage beginning __(2)__. Even though the bill will be sent to them, you are still responsible for seeing that __(3)__ premiums are paid. If they decide that they will no longer send the payments, we will start to send the premium notices to you.

Fill-ins:

(1) your/Client name possessive

(2) custom, MMMM dd, yyyy

Multiple Optional Choice 10 of 11

The Railroad Retirement Board is handling your hospital and medical insurance under Medicare.

Multiple Optional Choice 11 of 11

It is important for you to know, however that Medicare cannot pay any of the hospital or medical bills unless you receive your medical care in the United States (including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa). Under certain, limited circumstances, medical services provided in Canada or Mexico also may be covered by Medicare, but only if you are living in the United States. THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU MAY BE RETURNING TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE NEAR FUTURE EITHER TO LIVE OR TO RECEIVE MEDICAL CARE, IT IS PROBABLY NOT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE TO ENROLL IN MEDICAL INSURANCE AT THIS TIME.

You may wish to read the enclosed leaflet, which describes hospital insurance and medical insurance under Medicare. If you decide medical insurance will be of no value to you now but you change your mind later, you can enroll during the first 3 months of any year, and your coverage then would begin in July of the year you enroll. Your monthly premium would be 10 percent higher for each 12-month period that you could have been enrolled but were not.

If You Return To Work

Generally we consider work to be substantial and gainful if the monthly earnings are over __(1)__ per month (for the year __(2)__). In deciding whether your work is substantial and gainful, we consider how much you actually earn, the nature of your job duties, the skills and experience you need to do the job, expenses related to your disability, and how much you actually earn. If you are self-employed, we may give more consideration to the kind and value of your work, including your part in the management of the business, than to your actual income alone.

As long as your medical condition still meets our definition of a disabling impairment, we can pay reinstated benefits for each month your work is not substantial and gainful until you have received 24 months of payable benefits. Benefits will not be payable for a month(s) in which your work is substantial and gainful, if that month occurs during the 24 month initial reinstatement period. These 24 payable months do not have to be in a row. Even if you are not receiving payments because of work, your Medicare coverage will continue.

At the end of these 24 months, you may be eligible for additional work incentives, such as a trial work period, and another extended period of eligibility for Medicare. Please see the enclosed pamphlet, “Working While Disabled,” for more information about work incentives.

Fill-ins:

(1) Custom

(2) Custom, YYYY

Your Responsibilities

You must tell us right away about any changes that may affect your benefits. You should tell us if:

  • You change your mailing address;

  • You return to work or you increase your work hours;

  • Your doctor says your condition has improved;

  • You plan to leave the United States for 30 days or more;

  • You have been convicted of a criminal offense; or

  • You marry and your benefits have been reinstated as either a disabled widow/widower or a disabled adult child.

If You Disagree With The Decision

If you disagree with the decision, you have the right to appeal. We will review your case again and consider any new facts you have. A person who did not make the first decision will decide your case.

  • You have 60 days to ask for an appeal.

  • The 60 days start the day after you get this letter. We assume you got this letter 5 days after the date on it unless you show us that you did not get it within the 5-day period.

  • You must have a good reason if you wait more than 60 days to ask for an appeal.

  • You have to ask for an appeal in writing. We will ask you to sign a form SSA-561-U2, called “Request for Reconsideration.” Contact one of our offices if you want help.

If You Want Help With Your Appeal

You can have a friend, lawyer or someone else help you. There are groups that can help you find a lawyer or give you free legal services if you qualify. There are also lawyers who do not charge unless you win your appeal. Your local Social Security office has a list of groups that can help you with your appeal.

If you get someone to help you, you should let us kn