20 CFR 404.911 - Good cause for missing the deadline to request review.
(1) What circumstances kept you from making the request on time;
(2) Whether our action misled you;
(4) Whether you had any physical, mental, educational, or linguistic limitations (including any lack of facility with the English language) which prevented you from filing a timely request or from understanding or knowing about the need to file a timely request for review.
(b) Examples of circumstances where good cause may exist include, but are not limited to, the following situations:
(1) You were seriously ill and were prevented from contacting us in person, in writing, or through a friend, relative, or other person.
(2) There was a death or serious illness in your immediate family.
(3) Important records were destroyed or damaged by fire or other accidental cause.
(5) You asked us for additional information explaining our action within the time limit, and within 60 days of receiving the explanation you requested reconsideration or a hearing, or within 30 days of receiving the explanation you requested Appeal Council review or filed a civil suit.
(6) We gave you incorrect or incomplete information about when and how to request administrative review or to file a civil suit.
(8) You sent the request to another Government agency in good faith within the time limit and the request did not reach us until after the time period had expired.
(9) Unusual or unavoidable circumstances exist, including the circumstances described in paragraph (a)(4) of this section, which show that you could not have known of the need to file timely, or which prevented you from filing timely.
- 20 CFR 404.1750 — Notice of Charges Against a Representative.
- 20 CFR 404.1740 — Rules of Conduct and Standards of Responsibility for Representatives.
- 20 CFR 404.909 — How to Request Reconsideration.
- 20 CFR 404.966 — Testing Elimination of the Request for Appeals Council Review.
- 20 CFR 404.968 — How to Request Appeals Council Review.
- 20 CFR 418.1320 — What Is the Effect of an Initial Determination?
- 20 CFR 404.1594 — How We Will Determine Whether Your Disability Continues or Ends.
- 20 CFR 404.933 — How to Request a Hearing Before an Administrative Law Judge.
- 20 CFR 404.941 — Prehearing Case Review.
- 20 CFR 404.1927 — Appeals.
- 20 CFR 404.906 — Testing Modifications to the Disability Determination Procedures.
- 20 CFR 404.916 — Disability Hearing - Procedures.
- 20 CFR 404.1592d — How Do I Request Reinstatement?
- 20 CFR 404.1586 — Why and When We Will Stop Your Cash Benefits.
- 20 CFR 404.982 — Extension of Time to File Action in Federal District Court.
- 20 CFR 404.943 — Responsibilities of the Adjudication Officer.
- 20 CFR 404.925 — How to Request Expedited Appeals Process.
- 20 CFR 404.1597a — Continued Benefits Pending Appeal of a Medical Cessation Determination.
- 20 CFR 404.1587 — Circumstances Under Which We May Suspend and Terminate Your Benefits Before We Make a Determination.
- 20 CFR 418.1310 — When May You Request That We Make a New Initial Determination?
- 20 CFR 404.1579 — How We Will Determine Whether Your Disability Continues or Ends.
- 20 CFR 404.942 — Prehearing Proceedings and Decisions by Attorney Advisors.
- 20 CFR 404.936 — Time and Place for a Hearing Before an Administrative Law Judge.