The appeal period is generally 60 days. (A claimant has 30 days to file exceptions with the AC in a case remanded by a Federal
court). The 60 days start the day after the individual receives the notice of the
determination or decision. The date that the individual receives the notice is presumed
to be 5 days after the date on the notice unless the individual can show us that he/she
did not receive it within the 5 days.
When the period for requesting the next appellate step ends on a Saturday, Sunday,
legal holiday or any other day (all or part of which is a nonworkday for Federal employees
by statute or Executive Order), the period is extended to include the next full workday.
NOTE: Occasionally, systems-generated notices are not mailed timely. When this occurs, Central
Office will notify the field.