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Challenging a benefit decision

If you don't agree with a decision on your benefit payment paid by the Social Security Agency (SSA), you may want to see if you can get it changed.

These pages tell you more about what to do if your SSA benefit decision is refused or you think the amount you're getting is wrong.

This information does not apply to decisions made on claims for tax credits, Child Benefit, Housing Benefit or rate relief.

Challenging a benefit decision made before 23 May 2016

What you need to know before challenging a decision made before 23 May 2016 about a benefit paid by the Social Security Agency (SSA).

Challenging a benefit decision made on or after 23 May 2016

What you need to know before challenging a decision made on or after 23 May 2016 about a benefit paid by the Social Security Agency (SSA).

Challenging a benefit decision - asking for reconsideration

Asking for a reconsideration of an SSA benefit decision, including time limits.

You want to change your SSA benefit decision because your circumstances have changed

What to do if your circumstances change and how your SSA benefit decision may be changed.

Your benefit decision has been changed because of official errors or changes in the law

Challenging a decision that has been changed because of official errors or if the law has changed.