Program Operations Manual System (POMS)
TN 8 (08-12)
NL 00715.400 Reconsideration/Appeal Rights Paragraph/UTI
If you do not agree with this decision, you have the right to appeal. We will review
your case and look at 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 in writing.
The 60 days start the day after you receive 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
You must have a good reason if you wait more than 60 days to ask for an appeal.
You can file an appeal with any Social Security office. You must ask for an appeal
in writing. Please use our “Request for Reconsideration” form, SSA-561-U2. You may go to our website at www.socialsecurity.gov/online/ to find the form SSA-561-U2. You can also contact us by phone, mail, or come into
an office to request the form. If you need help to fill out the form, we can help
you by phone or in person.