In a decision from May 2019, the US Supreme Court determined that
after a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge an untimely request for
review to the Appeals Council may be challenged in Federal District Court. The
Social Security Act’s language provides that a “final decision… made after a
hearing” can be appealed to Federal District Court. With this decision, it is
now clear that dismissal of an untimely request for review to the Appeals
Council after a hearing – ...