TN 13 (06-09)

NL 00705.246 Reopening 10 - Fully Favorable or Partially Favorable Onset to a Later Onset – Title II

NOTE: This situation does not provide for statutory benefit continuation. Therefore, a pre-determination notice would have to be sent first. Before sending a final determination and this notice, follow the procedure in DI 27525.005.

4147 modified for Title II

We are writing to you about your Social Security benefits. We recently looked at (1) Disability Insurance benefits claim again to make sure our decision was correct. After reviewing all the information carefully, we are changing our decision. Based on our rules, we now find that (2) disability did not begin until (3) .

Fill-ins:

(1) your/claimant’s name( possessive)

(2) your/his/her

(3) month, day, year of revised onset, not AOD

If the predetermination due process notice included complete and sufficient personalized language per DI 26530.000, and no changes are needed to the personalized explanation (e.g., no new evidence was submitted that needed to be addressed), there is no need to repeat the personalized language in this reopening determination notice. Otherwise, Enter the Personalized Disability Explanation (PDE) language per DI 26530.020 and DI 26530.055, including a list of the evidence, an explanation of what the evidence shows, and the detailed, personalized reasons for the determination. For additional guidance, see Reopening of Prior Determination DI 27536.015. If merged text is not used, use paragraph 4041, “We have enclosed a page that gives you more details about how we made the decision on your case.” (NL 00708.100).

842 If concurrent claims are involved, include:

This decision refers only to (1) Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. You will get a separate letter about (2) Supplemental Security Income payments.

Fill-ins:

(1) your/claimant’s name (possessive)

(2) your/his/her

ALS023 – modified to show the SSA-789 instead of the SSA-561.

NOTE: If the revised, later onset is due to work, show “SSA-561, called Request For Reconsideration” instead of the SSA-789, per DI 27501.005B.3.a.

If You Disagree With The Decision

If you disagree with this decision, you have the right to appeal. We will review __(1)__ case and consider any new facts you have. A person who did not make the first decision will decide __(2)__ case. We will review those parts of the decision that you believe are wrong and will look at any new facts you have. We may also review those parts that you believe are correct and may make them unfavorable or less favorable to __(3)__.

  • You have 60 days to ask for an appeal in writing.

  • 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 for waiting more than 60 days to ask for an appeal.

  • You have to ask for an appeal in writing. We will ask you to complete a Form SSA-789-U4, called “Request for Reconsideration – Disability Cessation – Right to Appear.” Contact one of our offices if you want help.

Fill-ins:

(1) your/claimant’s name (possessive)

(2) your/his/her

(3) you/him/her

Please read the enclosed pamphlet, “Your Right to Question the Decision Made On Your Claim.” It contains more information about the appeal.

4066 (modified to indicate later onset situation)

If the revision to a later onset is due to work or other non-medical reason, delete this caption and text.

How An Appeal Works

A Disability Hearing Officer (DHO) will decide your appeal. We will call this person a DHO in the rest of our letter. The DHO will meet with you before making the decision on your appeal. The meeting works like this.

  • The DHO will write you about the time and place for the meeting.

  • You can look at your file before the meeting.

  • You can tell the DHO when you think you became disabled. You can give the DHO more facts and you can bring people to say when you became disabled.

  • You can have the DHO ask people to come to the meeting and bring important papers. You can question these people at the meeting.

  • You do not have to go to the meeting in person. If you do not want to go, you can give the DHO more facts you may have. The DHO will decide your case using these facts and what is now in your file. But if you go to the meeting, it may help the DHO decide your case.

4069A

If You Want Help With Your Appeal

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