I-3-1-10.Initial Screening — General

Last Update: 10/28/16 (Transmittal I-3-148)

When the Office of Appellate Operations receives a request for review, designated staff will initially screen the case for:

  • Critical case processing (Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual I-3-1-5);

  • Timeliness (HALLEX I-3-1-1);

  • Hearing recording (HALLEX I-3-1-12);

  • Requests for extensions of time (HALLEX I-3-1-14);

  • Appointment of representative (HALLEX I-1-1-11);

  • Benefit termination (HALLEX I-3-1-16);

  • Requests for copies of exhibits or other claim(s) file material (HALLEX I-3-1-21); and

  • Any other identified characteristic or measure requested by OAO management (as set forth in internal instructions).