SSA logo: link to Social Security Online home2003. Administrative Actions that are not Initial Determinations

2003.1 What is the review process for administrative actions that are not initial determinations?

We may review administrative actions that are not initial determinations. These actions are not subject to:

  1. The administrative review process; and

  2. Judicial review.

2003.2 What actions are included?

Administrative actions that are not initial determinations include, for example:

  1. Withholding part of a monthly benefit to recover an overpayment;

  2. Authorizing fees for representation; and

  3. Denying a request to extend the time period to request review of a determination or decision.

Other administrative actions that are not determinations are listed in our regulations. See 20 CFR §404.903.

Last Revised: Aug. 8, 2011