Last Update: 9/08/05 (Transmittal I-3-36)


The Appeals Council will deny a request for review when there is no basis under the regulations for granting or dismissing the request.

When the Appeals Council denies a request for review, it will notify the claimant and his or her representative (if any) at his or her last known address, of its action. In the denial notice, the Appeals Council will specifically address additional evidence or legal arguments or contentions submitted in connection with the request for review. When the Appeals Council denies a request for review of an Administrative Law Judge's (ALJ's) decision, it will advise the claimant of the right to file a civil action.

The Appeals Council will also notify any other parties to the request for review of its action on the case.