Appealing The Decision On Your SSI Claim

by admin on February 28, 2017 · SSI Appeals


If you application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits was denied you have the right to file an appeal. Social Security has an appeal process in place to handle your claim. The appeal process is comprised of a request for reconsideration, hearing, appeals council, and filing your case in Federal Court.

Typically you have 60 days from the date of the denial letter to file your appeal. Social Security will still accept your appeal request after 60 days if you have good cause for filing late. You may have an attorney represent you at the hearing stage of your appeal.

To start the appeal process on your SSI claim call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213.

For more information about appealing Social Security read our section on disability appeals.

Appealing SSI Denials

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carol buchanan January 27, 2011 at 9:30 am

I received gambling winnings in 3 different months of 2010. I reported them and was told I would loose 3 months of my ssi benefits. I asked if I could have the over payment of the months I received the winnings taken out of future checks until the amount of the three months it affected,and it was denied.I am now sanctioned and will not receive any checks for 3 months and at that time I must come in and re apply. When I won the money from the casino I put it back in with in the next 24 to 72 hours after the winnings were received. I do have an gambling addiction that I am trying to get help with.Please tell me what I can do. This is the only income I have had is ssi and cannot live without this.

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