I-3-0-10.Appeals Council Jurisdiction- Requests for Review and Own Motion Review
Last Update: 11/21/14 (Transmittal I-3-85)
Under 20 CFR 404.967 and 416.1467, the Appeals Council has jurisdiction to review a case when a claimant, his or her appointed representative (or representative payee), or other third party on behalf of the claimant, files a request for review of an administrative law judge (ALJ) decision or dismissal. See also Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual I-3-1-1).
After evaluating a case, the Appeals Council may deny, dismiss, or grant review. For more information on Appeals Council denial actions, see HALLEX I-3-5. For more information on Appeals Council dismissal actions, see HALLEX I-3-4. If the Appeals Council grants review (whether on request or on its own motion), the Appeals Council will take one of the following actions: