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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

HALLEX
Volume I

Transmittal No. I-4-24

Chapter: I-4-3

Subject: Court Remands

Background

This transmittal amends the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual Chapter I-4-3 to update and clarify procedures on processing special notices for the blind and visually impaired.

Explanation of Content and Changes

This transmittal revises I-4-3-44 to provide additional instructions for identifying and processing special notices for the blind and visually impaired. We also made various minor editorial revisions.

I-4-3-44 A. – We revised the subsection title and provided a clearer description of who may request special notices. We added a “NOTE” providing information concerning “proper applicant” and “first party reporter,” with references.

I-4-3-44 B. – We revised the subsection title and expanded the criteria for a blind or visually impaired person who elects to receive special notices from us in English or Spanish. We deleted the “Exception.” We added a “NOTE” referencing data compact disc. We also added information describing procedures for other special notice accommodations, with a hyperlinked reference.

I-4-3-44 C. – We made editorial changes and added hyperlinked references for specific instructions on how to establish or update a special notice selection.

I-4-3-44 D. – We deleted text and added hyperlinked references for Office of Appellate Operations processing procedures on special notices.

Date: March 28, 2013