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Appeal Level

Time Limit for Filing Request



One year from initial determination date or after one year from receipt date due to overpayment via clerical error omissions

Reopening [PDF]

Redetermination (First Level)

120 days from initial determination receipt date

Redetermination - Signature Required [PDF]

Reconsideration (Second Level)

180 days from Redetermination receipt date

CMS 20033 – Medicare Reconsideration Request This link takes you to an external website.

Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) (Third Level)

60 days from Reconsideration receipt date

  • OMHA-100 & OMHA-100A Forms - Request for Medicare Hearing by an ALJ This link takes you to an external website.

Medicare Appeals Council (Departmental Appeals Board (DAB)) (Fourth Level)

60 days from ALJhearing decision receipt date

Appeal Form DAB-101 This link takes you to an external website.

Federal Court Review (Fifth Level)

60 days from receipt date of DAB decision or review declination

Refer to DAB decision



Last Updated Apr 13, 2017