Appealing a decision by IAET-kassa

If you are dissatisfied with a decision issued by IAET-kassa, you may appeal it.

You may only appeal a decision made by IAET-kassa, not an advice of payment or a statement issued by a TE Office, for instance. Even if what you disagree with is the TE Office statement, you still have to appeal the decision made by IAET-kassa, not the statement.

You may appeal a decision made by IAET-kassa to the Social Security Appeal Board ; and you may appeal a decision made by the Board to the Insurance Court. However, in all cases you must submit your appeal to IAET-kassa, and it will be forwarded to the appropriate authority.

Decision by IAET-kassa
The Social Security Appeal Board
Insurance Court

Directions for appeal

An appeal to a decision made by IAET-kassa must be submitted in writing and within the appeal period. The appeal period is calculated from the date on which the decision is mailed. You are considered to have received the decision on the 7th day after it was mailed. After that, you have 30 calendar days (including Saturdays and Sundays) to submit your appeal to IAET-kassa. You must submit your appeal to IAET-kassa so as to arrive no later than during opening hours on the last day of the appeal period.

Date of mailing the decision     →     7 days (receipt)     →     30 calendar days

If you send the appeal by mail, remember to sign it. You may also submit the appeal and any appendices to IAET-kassa online, in which case an original signature is not needed.

When appealing, state the following:

  • number of the decision appealed (also include a copy of the decision(s) that you are appealing),
  • which points of the decision are you requesting should be changed,
  • what changes should be made,
  • grounds on which you are appealing,
  • your name and contact information (address, phone, and e-mail),
  • power of attorney and contact information if someone else is handling this matter on your behalf.

If the decision made by IAET-kassa is based on a statement from a TE Office that is binding upon IAET-kassa, the appeal documents will first be sent to the TE Office for a statement. If the TE Office will not amend its statement, all documents and the statements of the TE Office and IAET-kassa will be submitted to the appellate authority. At this point, you will be sent the documents and statements for your information, and you will have the opportunity to append your statement for direct delivery to the appellate authority. Do not submit this additional statement to IAET-kassa.