From your question I assume that the initial determination from the DOL is that you are not eligible for benefits. If that is the case you have 30 days to perfect an appeal. The matter will be scheduled for a evidentiary hearing in front of a Referee/administrative law judge who will make a new determination as to eligibility based solely on the evidence introduced at that hearing.
That hearing is critically important as it is the last time you will have the opportunity to present evidence on your behalf and build the record.
Chris Kalberg, Kalberg Law Office, L.L.C. (913) 825-6670, firstname.lastname@example.org
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