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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Office of Hearings and Appeals

HALLEX
Volume I

Transmittal No. I-5-3-1-A

Division 5: Temporary Instructions

Subject: Continued Payment of Disability Benefits Until the Hearing Decision

Action Note

Make the following pen and ink changes in the attachments to HALLEX Temporary Instruction (TI) 5-301, Supplement A, formerly Interim Circular No. 149, Supplement A.

Attachments 5 and 6:

1st paragraph,

line 1 — delete “A change in”
line 2 — delete “Under this change”

2nd paragraph,

line 5 — delete “or until June 1984, whichever is earlier”
Attachments 7 and 8:

1st paragraph,

line 1 — delete “As we told you before, a change in”
line 3 — delete “Under this change”

3rd paragraph,

line 3 — delete “or until June 1984, whichever is earlier”
Attachment 9:

1st paragraph,

line 1 — delete “As we told you before, a change in”
line 8 — delete “or until June 1984, whichever is earlier”
Attachment 10:

1st paragraph,

line 1 — delete “As we told you before, a change in”
line 2 — delete “Under this change”

2nd paragraph,

line 7 — delete “or until June 1984, whichever is earlier”

Explanation of Content and Changes

HALLEX I-5-301, Supplement A, issued April 15, 1983, provided instructions for processing benefit continuation provisions for medical cessation cases under P.L. 97-455. When enacted in January 1983 and at the time these instructions were issued, the benefit continuation provision was temporary. However, the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 amended section 223(g) of the Social Security Act and made permanent the provision permitting a claimant to elect continuation of benefits through the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing level in disability medical cessation cases.

This “Action Note” is being issued to revise the attachments in TI 5-301, Supplement A, to reflect that the benefit continuation provision is permanent and did not expire in June 1984, as previously indicated in the TI.

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Date: March 10, 2000