SSA Expands Online Appeals Capabilities
Starting on December 10, 2016, the SSA has begun accepting non-medical denial and adverse action appeals online. Applicants can appeal a wide range of decisions, including denial of benefits, date of entitlement, and overpayment. The online appeals application allows a customer to complete and submit the Request for Reconsideration and Request for Hearing by Administrative Law Judge to Social Security online. The new application incorporates appeals of non-medical denial decisions with features already available, including uploading supporting documents online. In addition, people living outside the United States can also utilize this new service. This expansion will reduce the need for travel to a field office, as well as lessen the time to process non-medical appeals and associate the supporting documents.
David Wingate is an elder law attorney at the Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC. The elder law office services clients with powers of attorneys, living wills, Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and asset protection. The Elder Law office has locations in Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland.