When we make a decision on your claim, we send you a letter explaining our decision. If you do not agree with our decision, you can appeal—that is, ask us to look at your case again.
If you applied for Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits and were denied for medical reasons, you may request an appeal online.
If you do not wish to appeal online, you should submit:
- Form SSA-3441, Disability Report - Appeal;
- Form SSA-827, Authorization to Disclose Information to the Social Security
- One of these two forms:
Form SSA-561, Request for Reconsideration, if you are requesting a reconsideration of your claim;
Form HA-501, Request for Hearing by Administrative Law Judge, if you are requesting a hearing.
The letter you received from us should tell you whether you should request a reconsideration or a hearing.
- The Appeals Process
- Your Right to Question The Decision Made On Your Claim
- Your Right to Question A Decision Made On Your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Claim
- Your Right To Question The Decision To Stop Your Disability Benefits
- Your Right To Representation
Where to send this form
Send the completed form to your local Social Security office. If you have any questions, you may call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may call our TTY number, 1-800-325-0778.