I-4-3-35.Appeals Council Remand Orders — Releasing

Last Update: 9/13/05 (Transmittal I-4-15)

A. Standard Language Order Not Requiring AC Review

  1. The analyst must:

    • Prepare the standard language remand order (see I-4-3-101) in final.

    • Prepare the remand cover letter (see I-4-3-105) in final to the claimant's attorney, with a copy to the claimant.

    • Use the automated signature of the Executive Director, OAO.

    • Obtain a current earnings record (see I-4-3-100).

    • Generate a mailing label and route slip to the HO from LOTS or another available computerized source.

    • Give the entire package to the appropriate support staff or appeals assistant.

  2. The support staff or appeals assistant must:

    • Check the order, letter, and mailing label for address and Social Security number accuracy and date all documents in the space provided or where customary and appropriate.

    • Complete and attach a Court Remand Flag (see I-4-3-106) and a copy of the remand order and cover letter to the front of the CF.

    • Place the original remand order, copies of the remand letter and the earnings record in the CF.

    • File the following items in the appeals file:

      • All working papers; e.g., analysis prepared for the AC's consideration, including any memoranda to or from OGC.

      • A copy of the court remand order.

      • Copies of the AC's remand order and remand letter to the HO.

    • Package and mail the CF to the HO.

    • Distribute or mail the claimant, attorney and OGC copies.

    • Enter the case release information on the ACAPS, LOTS and OHA CCS.

B. Standard and Special Language Orders Requiring AC Review

  1. The analyst must:

    • Prepare the order and any additional documents.

    • Forward the remand package to the AC.

  2. After the AC approves the remand, the Council will forward the entire package to the CCPRB for release of the order following the procedures outlined in section A. above. The AC's order will be released over the appropriate AAJ's signature alone.