SSA Changes Policy; Reasons for Benefit Denial Will Be Made Available to Applicants

Historically, notices from the Social Security Administration often contained no explanation as to why certain resources, including trust assets, were deemed “countable” for determining benefit eligibility.   A new SSA directive changes this policy

The SSA’s new directive now requires its employees to provide additional information to applicants who are denied benefits.  The field office technicians of the Social Security Administration must now provide additional information in manual notices about the reason an individual is determined ineligible due to excess resources that include a countable special needs trust.

Post by: Jillian Mastroianni

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