Procedures for Handling Social Security Disability Appeals at the Reconsideration Level, Whitman-Walker Health

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This guide describes the process and time line for handling a Request for Reconsideration for a client whose initial application for Social Security disability benefits has been denied. It outlines the steps a volunteer should take in working on request, and offers useful practitioners' tips for effectively and efficiently managing the clients' needs and communicating with the Social Security Administration and the Disability Determination Services. The guide also provides a timeline for volunteers to remain aware of as they work on assisting their clients.