Social Security is an agency of rules and regulations. These rules and regulations command for strict compliance among its members. During the processing of claims it cannot be helped that some claims are rejected or denied. The rejections of the claims are based on a thorough analysis of all supporting documents and papers submitted to the agency. Nevertheless, it is also natural for members to challenge the decision of the agency. But as I mentioned the agency has rules and guidelines to follow so if ever a member would like to complain he or she should know the proper procedures involved in appealing.
Members are given sixty days or two months to file for an appeal. There are four levels of appeal which members may apply to and these are as follows: reconsideration, hearing by an administrative law judge, review by the appeals council and the federal court review.
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