Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Hearings and Appeals

Discussion at conference table

The Social Security Administration wants to be sure that every decision made regarding a Social Security or Supplemental Security Income claim is correct. All the information in a claim is considered before a decision is rendered regarding eligibility or benefit amount. If we decide a person is not eligible or is no longer eligible for benefits, or if Social Security decides that the amount of payment should be changed, we send a notice explaining our decision.

If an individual disagrees with the decision, they can request a review. This is called an "appeal."