APPEALS COUNSEL REVIEW
When you win the Appeals Council may review the decision "on its own motion."
What does this mean?
In a very small number of cases the Appeals Council in Falls Church, Virginia, which is the body to which appeals from judges' decisions go, will decide on its own to take away benefits awarded by the judge. If it is going to do this, the Appeals Council almost always will send you a notice within 60 days of the date of the decision. (In an extremely small number of cases the Appeals Council will reverse a decision after the 60 days have run.) I doubt if the Appeals Council is going to do this in your case, but if it happens, we will deal with it even if it means fighting SSA in federal court.