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Who Determines Reconsideration For SSD Benefits?

The reconsideration level is what we consider the second stage. It is after a denial on an initial application. You have sixty days to file your reconsideration appeal and a clerk from the Social Security Office is the one that makes that decision. You are not at a hearing level, so it is not going to a judge yet, it is essentially the same process that you have gone through for the initial claim, for the reconsideration level as well. Eighty-nine percent of these claims are denied nationally. If you get denied on the initial level, you are very likely to be denied at the reconsideration level and have to request a hearing.