NL 00705.050 Model Letter S - Statutorily Blind -Established Onset Date Before 1973 - No 20/40
Or Fully Insured -Disabled Age 31 or Later
Prepare on SSA-L951-C2/U2
Social Security Notice
We have determined that you are not entitled to disability insurance benefits because
you do not meet the earnings requirement of the law.
Before the 1972 amendments to the Social Security Act, a disabled person needed to
meet two provisions of the earnings requirement. One, he needed 20 Social Security
credits in the 40 quarter (10-year) period ending in or after the quarter in which
he became disabled. Two, he needed one Social Security credit for each year elapsing
after 1950, or after attainment of age 21 if that is later, up to the year he became
disabled. In the second situation the credits may have been earned at any time. A
minimum of 6 credits is needed, however.
Under the 1972 amendments only the second requirement must be met if disability is
due to statutory blindness.
Your earnings record shows that you do not meet either provision of the earnings requirement
at the time you became statutorily blind or at any later date. You have Social Security credits in the 40 quarter period ending , the last day of the calendar quarter in which you became disabled. You have a total
of credits as of that date. You need to meet the second requirement.
No benefits may be paid to the wife, husband, or child unless the wage earner or self-employed
person is entitled to disability benefits.
If you believe that this determination is not correct, you may request that your case
be re-examined. If you want this reconsideration, you must request it not later than
60 days from the date you receive this notice. You may make your request through any
Social Security office. If additional evidence is available, you should submit it
with your request.
If you do not request reconsideration of your case within the prescribed time period
you still have the right to file another application at any time.
If you have any questions about your claim, you should get in touch with any Social
Security office. Most questions can be handled by telephone or mail. If you visit
an office, however, please take this letter with you.