The levels of appeal in a Social Security case are the initial application, if you lose, you file for reconsideration and you must file within 60 days or you’ll lose that right. If you lose on reconsideration, you can apply for a hearing in front of a judge. In order to get in front of a judge, you have to file your appeal to get there within 60 days. Again, if you don’t file within 60 days, there’s not going to be an appeal in front of a judge. If you lose in front of the judge, you can take another appeal, which is to the Appeals Council, and they will look at the record, there’s a record made at every hearing, it’s a taped hearing, and they will examine the hearing, they’ll examine the evidence, and they can reverse the judge. If the Appeals Council doesn’t reverse, you can still take an appeal to the federal district court.