NL 00705.085 DWB Denial—Subsequent to Prior Medical Denial That Claimant Not Disabled During Prescribed
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Social Security Notice
The disability application you recently filed concerns the same issues that were decided
in connection with an earlier application.
To be entitled to disability benefits, a widow, widower, or surviving divorced spouse
must be between 50-60 years of age and must meet the disability requirement of the
law within a specific 7-year period.
The widow/widower's disability must start no later than 7 years after the death of
the spouse. (Or, for a widow, widower or surviving divorced spouse formerly entitled
to mother's/father's benefits, the disability must start not later than 7 years after
those benefits ended.) For a person previously entitled to disabled widow's/widower's
benefits who becomes disabled again, the disability must start not later than 7 years
after the prior entitlement ended.
On (A), you were notified of the (1) (2) (3) (4) that your condition was not found
to be disabling within the meaning of the law at any time on or before (B), the date
the specified 7-year period in your case ended. In that notice, you were told you
could (a) (b) (c) (d) if you believed this decision was not correct. Our records do
not show that a review of that decision was requested.
We have studied the information furnished with your present application and find that
the facts are the same as those previously considered in connection with your earlier
application. Therefore, your present application must be denied. Since, as explained
above, the disability must start before the end of the specified 7-year period, it
has not been necessary to consider whether your condition is disabling at any time
after that period.
If you believe that this determination is not correct, you may request that your case
be reexamined. If you want this reconsideration, you must request it not later than
60 days from the receipt of this notice. You may make your request through any Social
Security office. If additional evidence is available, you should submit it with your
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 may get in touch with the Social Security
office. Please bring this letter with you.
(A) Date of notice of last substantive determination or decision
(B) Date specified 7-year period ended
(2) reconsideration determination
(3) decision of the Administrative Law Judge
(4) decision of the Appeals Council
(a) request a reconsideration within 60 days
(b) request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge of the Office of Disability
Adjudication and Review within 60 days
(c) request a review of the Administrative Law Judge's decision by the Appeals Council
of the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review within 60 days
(d) bring a civil action in a Federal district court within 60 days