I-4-6-6.Time-Limited Remand Report

Last Update: 08/22/16 (Transmittal I-4-56)

A. General

The Office of Appellate Operations (OAO) monitors time-limited court remands with a biweekly tracking report. OAO tracks each case from the time it is first received until it is remanded to an administrative law judge (ALJ) or the Appeals Council (AC) issues a decision without remanding the case to an ALJ.

B. Completing the Report

Upon receipt of a new time-limited remand, the support staff designates the case in the Appeals Review Processing System (ARPS) as a time-limited remand, together with the due date and the reason for the time limitation. As part of the monthly case processing report, ARPS can generate the time-limited remand report based on the data entered into the system by the support staff.

If the AC remands the case to an ALJ, or if the Commissioner's final decision on remand is issued by the AC without remand to an ALJ, the support staff will enter the disposition date, type of disposition and, if paper, the claim(s) file's destination into ARPS.