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(a) Initial, revised or reconsidered determination. Except as otherwise provided in §410.675, an initial, revised or reconsidered determination (see §§410.610 and 410.627) may be revised by the appropriate component of the Administration having jurisdiction over the proceedings (§410.601), on its own motion or upon the petition of any party for a reason, and within the time period, prescribed in §410.672.
(b) Decision or revised decision of an Administrative Law Judge or the Appeals Council. Either upon the motion of the Administrative Law Judge or the Appeals Council, as the case may be, or upon the petition of any party to a hearing, except as otherwise provided in §410.675, any decision of an Administrative Law Judge provided for in §410.654 or any revised decision may be revised by such Administrative Law Judge, or by another Administrative Law Judge if the Administrative Law Judge who issued the decision is unavailable, or by the Appeals Council for a reason and within the time period prescribed in §410.672. Any decision of the Appeals Council provided for in §410.665 or any revised decision of the Appeals Council, may be revised by the Appeals Council for a reason and within the time period prescribed in §410.672. For the purpose of this paragraph (b), an Administrative Law Judge shall be considered to be unavailable if among other circumstances, such hearing examiner has died, terminated his employment, is on leave of absence, has had a transfer of official station, or is unable to conduct a hearing because of illness.
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