If I applied but was denied, what should I do?

Now you file a written request for reconsideration within 60 days of the denial notice. After receiving a denial letter, there are four levels of review: Reconsideration, Hearing, Appeals Council, and Federal Court.

If you were denied, we strongly recommend you contact an attorney. The appeals process is complex so you should contact someone who knows the law of the Social Security system.

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