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HALLEX
Volume I

Transmittal No. I-1-31

Chapter: I-1-100

Subject: Representation of Claimants

Background

Sections 206(c) and 1631(d)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act require that the Social Security Administration (SSA) notify each claimant in writing, together with the notice to such claimant of an adverse determination, of the options for obtaining attorneys to represent individuals in presenting their cases before the Secretary. The notification must also advise the claimant of the availability to qualifying claimants of legal services organizations which provide legal services free of charge.

Explanation of Content and Changes

We revised I-1-101 and added I-1-103 to include a discussion of SSA's obligation to provide claimants who are not represented by attorneys of the options for obtaining attorneys and with information relating to the availability of legal service organizations which provide legal services free of charge to qualifying claimants.

We also revised I-1-110 to clarify who may file a notice of appointment of representative and where they may file it.

Remove

Remove from HALLEX Volume I Table of Contents:

Pages 1 and 2, dated June 30, 1994 (2 pages).

Remove from Chapter I-1-100:

Table of Contents I-1-101 through I-1-190 (1 page).

I-1-101 Representation of Claimants: Overview, through I-1-110 continued, dated June 30, 1994 (3 pages).

Insert

Insert in HALLEX Volume I Table of Contents:

Page 1 dated March 17, 1995 and page 2 dated June 30, 1994 (2 pages).

Insert in Chapter I-1-100:

Table of Contents I-1-101 through I-1-190 (1 page).

I-1-101 Representation of Claimant's: Overview, through I-1-111 Documenting Appointment of Representative dated March 17, 1995 (4 pages).

Date: March 17, 1995