Chapter I-3-0. Office of Appellate Operations and Appeals Council – Functions and Workloads

Table of Contents

I-3-0-1Composition of the Office of Appellate Operations
I-3-0-2Composition and Function of the Appeals Council
I-3-0-3Composition and Function of the Appeals Council Support Staff
I-3-0-7Office of Appellate Operations Geographic Assignments
I-3-0-10Appeals Council Jurisdiction- Requests for Review and Own Motion Review
I-3-0-20Quality Assurance Reviews
I-3-0-25Division of Civil Actions
I-3-0-30Executive Director's Office
I-3-0-35Congressional and Public Affairs Branch
I-3-0-40Attorney Fee Branch
I-3-0-50Subsidy Appeals Unit and Appeal of Medicare Part D Subsidies
I-3-0-55Processing Referrals From the Railroad Retirement Board
I-3-0-60Filing a Request for Review
I-3-0-65Expedited Appeals Process – Constitutional Challenge to Social Security Act
I-3-0-70Receipt of Request for Review
I-3-0-71Requesting Paper Claim(s) File
I-3-0-75Branch Responsibilities When Claim is Remanded and Hearing Office Does Not Receive Claim(s) File
I-3-0-80OAO Branch Screening — General
I-3-0-81OAO Branch Screening of Case For Jurisdiction
I-3-0-82OAO Branch Screening of Case For Recordings
I-3-0-83OAO Branch Screening of Case For Timeliness
I-3-0-84Requests For Copies of Exhibits and Other Claim(s) File Material
I-3-0-85OAO Branch Screening For Requests for Extension of Time
I-3-0-86OAO Branch Screening for Benefit Termination in Medical Cessation Cases
I-3-0-87OAO Branch Screening For Appointment of Representative
I-3-0-88Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
I-3-0-90Exhibit — OHA Case Control System Data Input
I-3-0-92Exhibit - TERI Flag (Form SSA-2200)
I-3-0-93Exhibit - Critical Case Flag
I-3-0-94Exhibit - Transcript Request
I-3-0-96Exhibit – Claim File Search Checklist