SSR 11-1p

Previously, when an individual was denied benefits by an Administrative Law Judge, the claimant could file an appeal with the Appeals Council and also re-apply for benefits.  Often, it was best to do both.  Now, that is no longer permissible.  SSR 11-1p provides that SSA “will no longer process a subsequent disability claim if you already have a claim under the same title and of the same type pending in our administrative review process.”  In other words, if you file an Appeal of the ALJ’s decision, you can no longer also re-apply. The Ruling applies to all applications filed after July 27, 2011.  SSR 11-1p is an unfortunate ruling.

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