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

Last Update: 12/16/20 (Transmittal I-4-84)

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 the Appeals Council (AC) issues a remand order or decision.

B. Completing the Report

Upon receipt of a new time-limited remand, support staff will designate the case in the Appeals Review Processing System (ARPS) as a time-limited remand and input 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 administrative law judge (ALJ), issues the Commissioner's final decision without remanding the case to an ALJ, or dismisses the proceedings, support staff will enter the disposition date, type of disposition and, if paper, the claim(s) file's destination into ARPS.