Unlike a WD, a disallowance preserves the claimant's appeal rights. The disallowance
notice explains the reason(s) for the formal determination and advises the claimant
of their right to reconsideration. Therefore, from the claimant's perspective, it
may be preferable to process a case to a disallowance rather than as a WD.
If the claimant submits a WD request, inform them that a disallowance decision has
no future disadvantages and provides appeals rights. If the claimant insist on withdrawing
the claim after the disallowance:
obtain a signed statement stating that they understand:
The disallowance decision preserves their appeal rights, as a WD does not.
The subsequent application (if any) may not cover the same retroactive period as the
Forward the signed statement with the WD request to the appropriate PC. Refer to GN 00206.014 for WD request after adjudication.