Ordinarily, a congressional inquiry is merely a request for information or an explanation.
However, in some cases, the inquiry or the claimant’s letter (a copy of which may
be enclosed with the congressional inquiry) constitutes an expressed or implied request
for reconsideration. You will need to decide whether the inquiry constitutes an implied
request based on the wording of the claimant’s letter. Resolve doubts in favor of
finding it to be an implied request in which case, establish the reconsideration,
and attach a copy of the congressional inquiry. Process the reconsideration and send
the claimant the reconsideration determination. Explain that the reconsideration was
requested on his/her behalf by the MC.