How to File a Social Security Request for Hearing
Authored By: Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
1) Download the above forms yourself or with someone you trust. You do not need a lawyer or doctor to fill this out.
Do not worry about explaining in detail why you disagree with Social Security’s decision. You can keep it simple.
Example: I disagree with the decision and am disabled.
2) Take these forms in person to your local Social Security office.
3) When you turn these in, ask Social Security to stamp a copy of your Request for Hearing with that day’s date and give it back to you.
**Deadline to give these forms to Social Security: 60 days after the date on Social Security letter saying that you are not disabled.**
If you miss this 60-day deadline, your case will be closed in Social Security’s office. To try to re-open it, tell Social Security in writing the reason why you missed the deadline. Whether Social Security agrees to re-open your case depends on if it believes you have a good reason for missing the deadline.
Examples of good reasons: I never got the notice, I was sick, etc.
Information provided by the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia