TN 4 (02-95)
The SSA-L8457-U2 explains the determination on a claimant's request for reconsideration
of an initial determination. The SSA-L8457-U2 is not an automated notice because you
must always tailor it to the claimant's specific allegations and circumstances. The
back of the SSA-L8457-U2 explains the claimant's right to further appeal.
Issue an SSA-L8457-U2 to notify the claimant of a posteligibility reconsideration
determination on a nondisability issue.
NOTE: The DDS handles reconsiderations (sometimes referred to as “disability hearings”) on medical/blindness cessation cases. See DI 33001.001ff.
Suppress the system-generated notice and prepare an SSA-L8457-U2 for all nondisability
reconsideration determinations. System-generated posteligibility notices (e.g., the
SSA-L8100 and SSA-L8151) are not acceptable substitutes.
Always include in the body of the notice:
A clear statement of the issue(s) involved (including the claimant's allegations);
The findings that result from the reconsideration;
The time period affected by the reconsideration findings;
The authority for the reconsideration determination (i.e., law and regulations).
All factors you considered in making the reconsideration determination. Explain in
clear and simple language how this factor(s) affects payment and eligibility. Explain
why any new or additional evidence does or does not change the initial determination.
Include the pamphlet, “Your Right to an Administrative Law Judge Hearing and Appeals Council Review of Your
Social Security Case,” as an enclosure. The publication number is SSA-70-10281.
Pattern language for the body of the notices after stock captions and paragraphs in
NL 00804.100 ff. When existing captions are not suitable you may develop captions that are more
appropriate for the notice.
If you are reinstating payments, include the appropriate Medicaid referral paragraph
from NL 00804.110.
Reconsiderations - SI 04020.020 ff.
Guidelines for writing manual notices - NL 00801.010.