Manually prepare and release a notice similar to Form SSA-L8457-U2 in posteligibility
reconsideration cases. Follow instructions in SI
04020.060C.7. in preparing this notice. Where appropriate, refer to "Special Veterans Benefits"
or "SVB" instead of "Supplemental Security Income" or "SSI."
If the beneficiary is outside the United States when the notice is issued, delete
headings and information about attending a hearing, including "How A Hearing Works"
and "If You Want Help With Your Hearing." Under "Do You Disagree With The Decision?"
show the following text:
"If you disagree with the decision, you have the right to appeal. A person who hasn't
seen your case before will look at it. That person will be an Administrative Law Judge.
In the rest of our letter we'll call this person an ALJ. The ALJ will review those
parts of the decision you disagree with and consider any new facts you have before
deciding your case. We call this a hearing.
You have 60 days to ask for a hearing.
The 60 days start the day after you get this letter.
You must have a good reason if you wait more than 60 days to ask for a hearing.
The ALJ conducts hearings only in the United States.
You have to ask for a hearing in writing.
Also, in foreign cases, add the following heading and text:
"If You Have Any Questions"
"If you have any questions, you can contact the Federal Benefits Unit nearest to your
home. If you are in Canada or Mexico, you can contact any U.S. Social Security Office.
If you are in the Philippines, you can contact the U.S. Claimants Affairs Regional
Office at 1131 Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Philippines. Take this letter with you if
you visit any of these offices."