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Volume I

Transmittal No. I-2-03

Chapter: I-2-800

Subject: Administrative Law Judge Decisions

Background

This transmittal reflects a decision by the Associate Commissioner to change the type of decision which an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will issue when a claimant abandons or withdraws a claim which a Federal court remanded to the Secretary for further proceedings. The transmittal also reflects the authority of individual ALJs to approve attorney's fees.

Explanation of Content and Changes

I-2-818 A. has been changed to show that when a claimant abandons or withdraws a claim which a Federal court remanded to the Secretary for further proceedings, the ALJ will issue a decision which documents the facts of the abandonment or withdrawal and the effect the claimant's action has on the proceedings.

I-2-818 B. 9. has been changed to show that in such a case, the ALJ will issue a final decision using the decisional shell shown in I-2-890, Exhibit 7.

I-2-818 C. 1. has been changed to show that the authority of individual ALJs to approve attorney's fees has been raised from $3,000 to $4,000.

I-2-890 cont. has been changed to add Exhibit 7.

Remove

Remove from Chapter I-2-800:

I-2-815 D. cont., and I-2-818 A. cont., dated October 30, 1990 (2 pages).

I-2-818 B. cont., and I-2-818 B. 8. cont., dated October 30, 1990 (2 pages).

I-2-818 B. 10. b. (4) cont., and I-2-818 B. 11. a. (2) cont., dated October 30, 1990 (2 pages).

Insert

Insert in Chapter I-2-800:

I-2-815 D. cont., I-2-818 A. cont., and I-2-818 cont., dated May 5, 1991 (3 pages).

I-1-818 B. cont., dated October 30, 1990, I-2-818 B. 8. cont. and I-2-818 B. 10. b. cont., dated May 5, 1991 (3 pages).

I-2-818 B. 10. b. (4) cont, dated October 30, 1990, I-2-818 B. 11. a. (2) cont., and I-2-818 C. cont., dated May 5, 1991 (3 pages).

I-2-890 cont. Exhibit 7, dated May 5, 1991.

Date: May 5, 1991