I have received a determination that I do not agree with. What are my appeal rights?
If you disagree with a determination, you must submit an appeal. In order to do so, you must write the Fund office within 180 days of receipt of the determination and request that your case be considered at the next quarterly Appeals Committee Meeting. If you wish to appeal a determination, it must be received within 30 days of the meeting; otherwise, your appeal will be considered at the following meeting. You must state the reasons for your appeal in your letter and include any documentation you may have to support your claim. In the event your appeal is denied, but you wish to file a lawsuit, you must do so within one year. Note also that failure to seek an appeal may foreclose any further challenge to the Fund’s determination. Learn more about your appeal rights.