I-3-7-10.Remand for Further Development

Last Update: 9/08/05 (Transmittal I-3-36)

The Appeals Council will remand for further development when the evidence in file is insufficient to support a conclusion.

EXAMPLES:

  1. There is a material conflict in the medical evidence which involves medical facts rather than the persuasiveness or weight of the evidence.

  2. The record does not contain sufficient clinical findings, x-ray and/or laboratory tests, or other medical information such as diagnosis and prognosis, or an adequate medical assessment of ability to do work-related activities.