Who needs an SSA-561 U2 form?
If a claimant applied for Social Security Disability and their claim was denied, they have a chance to file an appeal of the decision. A request for reconsideration is the start of the appeal process.
What is the SSA-561 U2 form for?
The SSA-561 form is a request for reconsideration of a disability claim reviewed by different (not the one who considered the original application) SSA inspector with the help of a medical consultant. In some states the reconsideration step has been eliminated, so you must verify the necessity of the SSA-561 U2 form on the SSA website.
Is the SSA-561 U2 form accompanied by other forms?
The Disability Report-Appeals form accompanies the SSA-561 U2 form. Both of them must be submitted to the SSA at the same time.
When is the SSA-561 U2 form due?
If the claimant's original application is denied, they must submit a request for reconsideration within 60 days of receiving the denial. If the application is not filed within that period, the claimant will need to begin the application process all over again.
How do I fill out the SSA-561 U2 form?
The form must contain information about the claimant’s name and address, type and history of previous request and disagreement with the earlier decision of the SSA commission. A person must be sure to prepare as much as possible reasons to increase the chances of a positive result because almost 90 percent of Social Security Disability claims are denied at this stage.
Where do I send the SSA-561 U2 form?
The SSA-561 U2 form should be directed to the SSA office. Before you send the reconsideration request, make a copy of this document for your personal records.