You can appeal against a decision once we have given you a decision. If you appeal before we have issued a decision, your appeal will be premature and the The Social Security Appeal Board will not investigate it.
An appeal can also be late. Deliver your appeal to us within 30 days from receiving information on the decision. Normally you are considered to have received information on the decision on the seventh day from the mailing date stated in the decision.
It is advisable to file an appeal as soon as possible, because The Social Security Appeal Board will not consider petitions submitted late without a weighty reason.
If the appeal period has expired, you can nevertheless request us to review the decision again. We will then give you either a decision on not considering the case or a new decision. In both cases you can re-appeal against the decision within the time limit.