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Volume I

Transmittal No. I-2-50

Chapter: I-2-8

Subject: Administrative Law Judge Decisions

Explanation of Content and Changes

This transmittal revises the guidance for writing Administrative Law Judge's decisions involving drug addiction and alcoholism (DAA) in sections I-2-8-25C.2.g., I-2-8-25C.3.e and I-2-8-25C.5. References to “favorable” disability cases involving DAA as a contributing factor material to the finding of disability have been deleted. The deleted references relate to the prior DAA provisions that were replaced by P.L. 104-121. There are no longer favorable decisions where DAA is a contributing factor material to the finding of disability.

Date: October 16, 2003