I-3-4-1.Bases for Dismissal of Request for Review

Last Update: 2/7/14 (Transmittal I-3-63)

Citations: 20 CFR 404.932, 404.968, 404.969, 404.971, 404.973, 416.1432, 416.1468, 416.1469, 416.1471, and 416.1473

The Appeals Council may dismiss a request for review if:

When the Appeals Council dismisses a request for review, the party does not have the right to appeal the action to Federal court.


In the 11th Circuit, the notice of an Appeals Council dismissal of a request for review of an administrative law judge's decision must advise the claimant of his or her right to request Federal court review in accordance with Acquiescence Ruling 99-4(11): Bloodsworth v. Heckler, 703 F.2d 1233 (11th Cir. 1983) – Judicial Review of an Appeals Council Dismissal of a Request for Review of an Administrative Law Judge Decision – Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act.