Identification Number:
NL 00703 TN 108
Intended Audience:See Transmittal Sheet
Originating Office:ORDP OISP
Title:Exhibit and Dictated Letters
Type:POMS Full Transmittals
Program:All Programs
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PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEM

Part NL – Notices, Letters and Paragraphs

Chapter 007 – Letters and Paragraphs for Title II, Title XVI, and Title XVIII

Subchapter 03 – Exhibit and Dictated Letters

Transmittal No. 108, 01/08/2024

Audience

PSC: BA, CA, CCRE, CS, DS, ICDS, IES, ILPDS, IPDS, ISRA, NPR, PETE, RECONR, SCPS, TSA, TST;
OCO-OEIO: BET, BIES, BTE, CC, CDT, CR, CTE, EIE, ERE, FDE, PETL, RECONR, RECOVR;
OCO-ODO: BET, BTE, CCE, CR, CST, CT, CTE, CTE TE, DE, DEC, DS, DSE, PAS, PETE, PETL, RCOVTA, RECONE, RECOVR;
FO/TSC: CS, CS TII, CS TXVI, CSR, DRT, FR, OA, OS, RR, TA, TSC-CSR;

Originating Component

OISP

Effective Date

Upon Receipt

Background

This transmittal contains a new section NL 00703.475. We created this new section for the purpose of consistency with the changes in GN 03107.000 and SI 04060.000, and the Associate Commissioner (AC) approved expedited appeals process (EAP) notice clearance package which implemented E4071 in document processing system (DPS).

Summary of Changes

NL 00703.475 Expedited Appeals Process (EAP) Notice - Closeout

We added subsection A to provide new language for the purpose of consistency with the AC-approved EAP notice clearance package. We also added subsection B to provide the procedure instructions for the purpose of consistency with the changes in GN 03107.000 and SI 04060.000.

NL 00703.475 Expedited Appeals Process (EAP) Notice - Closeout

Document Processing System (DPS) Identifier: E4071

A. Exhibit notice

On *F1, we contacted you to sign the expedited appeals process (EAP) agreement. It has been over 30 days and we have not received the signed agreement.

If We Do Not Hear From *F1

It is important that *F1*F2 the agreement to a local field office within 30 days from the date of this notice. If *F3 do not sign and return the agreement or request a hearing to pursue further administrative review, within 30 days, we will cancel your EAP request. Our *F4 reconsideration decision will be our final decision on *F5 case. *F6 will have no further appeal rights within the administrative appeals process or in federal court.

  • The 30 days start the day after you receive this notice. We assume you got this notice 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 30 days to ask for a review.

  • If you want to request a hearing, you can file your appeal online, or use our HA-501, “Request for Hearing” form, available at www.ssa.gov/forms. You can also contact us to request the form or if you need help filling it out.

Suspect Social Security Fraud?

If you suspect Social Security Fraud, please visit https://oig.ssa.gov/report or call the Inspector General's Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271 (TTY 1-866-501-2101).

Need more help?

  1. 1. 

    Visit www.ssa.gov for fast, simple, and secure online service.

  2. 2. 

    Call us at 1-800-772-1213, weekdays from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call TTY 1-800-325-0778. Please mention this letter when you call.

  3. 3. 

    You may also call your local office at *F1 .

    *F2

    How are we doing? Go to www.ssa.gov/feedback to tell us.

B. When to send an EAP closeout notice

The regional office (RO) will send an EAP closeout notice if the claimant fails to respond or refuses to sign the EAP agreement. The field office (FO) must follow proper steps in GN 03107.150D.1 and GN 03107.150D.5 before the RO makes a last attempt to resolve the EAP request by sending this closeout notice to the claimant and representative, if any.

For more information on RO responsibilities when a claimant fails to respond or refuses to sign the EAP agreement, see GN 03107.250B.5.b.

For exhibit notice fill-in choices, search for notice template E4071 in DPS.

 


NL 00703 TN 108 - Exhibit and Dictated Letters - 1/08/2024