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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

HALLEX
Volume I

Transmittal No. I-2-103

Chapter: I-2-3

Subject: Administrative Law Judge Hearing

Background

This transmittal amends chapter I-2-3 of the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual to update procedures relating to the notice of hearing and acknowledgment of the notice of hearing. We also made other formatting and language changes to conform with plain language writing requirements.

Explanation of Content and Changes

I-2-3-15 A – We moved the information to subsection B, and retitled the subsection, “Content of Notice of Hearing.” We incorporated information previously in subsection C.

I-2-3-15 B – We removed outdated information and retitled the subsection, “Distributing the Notice of Hearing.” We incorporated information previously in subsection A and added a NOTE distinguishing the procedures for cases processed under 20 CFR Part 405. We added instructions for hearing office staff to check queries for the claimant's last known address and associate the queries in the D section of the file. We incorporated the information previously in subsection D.

I-2-3-15 C – We removed subsection C and incorporated the information in subsection A.

I-2-3-15 B – We removed subsection D and incorporated the information in subsection B.

I-2-3-20 A – We incorporated the information previously in subsection B.

I-2-3-20 B – We moved the information to subsection A and retitled the subsection, “Acknowledgment Form Not Returned.” We incorporated the information previously in subsection C. We added a NOTE to clarify the procedures when notice of the hearing may be given by telephone and made other minor editorial updates.

I-2-3-20 C – We incorporated the information in subsection B and removed the subsection.

Date: February 7, 2014