If We Denied Your Application, You Can Appeal OnlineReading Time: 1 Minute
Last Updated: July 18, 2016
Social Security offers you many options to conduct business with us online. Far gone are the days when you needed to visit our offices or call us on the phone to appeal a denial of your disability benefits. Now you can file an appeal online, even if you live outside of the United States!
The online appeals application is simple, convenient, and secure, guiding you through every step of the process. From outlining your rights to an appeal, to publications on the appeals process, a fair review of your Social Security case is right at your fingertips. The online application even allows you to upload supporting documentation, like treatments, doctors, and medical reports, as well as an option to save your submissions.
Submitting all the necessary documents will save time and can help return a faster decision. Here are some things you’ll need when ready to submit an appeal:
- Doctors, hospitals, medical treatments, and tests since you last gave us medical information;
- Medicines you are currently taking; and
- Changes in your medical conditions, daily activities, work, and education.
You can learn more about our appeals process by reading our publication Your Right To Question The Decision Made On Your Claim.
Social Security is constantly looking for ways to make our services accessible and readily available when you need them. It’s part of our commitment to delivering world-class service to you and providing you with more options, like an online appeal, to conduct your Social Security business.