Subject: Administrative Law Judge Decisions
This transmittal amends section I-2-8-15 of the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual to update instructions for issuing recommended decisions to the Appeals Council. We also made minor editorial and formatting changes.
We revised section I-2-8-15 as follows:
HALLEX I-2-8-15 A – We moved the information previously in the subsection to subsection B. We retitled the subsection “General” and incorporated background information to provide a brief history of recommended decisions.
HALLEX I-2-8-15 B – We moved information previously in the subsection to subsection C. We retitled the subsection “Conditions for Issuing a Recommended Decision” and incorporated information previously in subsection A. We made formatting and editorial changes and provided further clarification regarding when an administrative law judge may find a recommended decision appropriate at his or her discretion.
HALLEX I-2-8-15 C – We retitled the subsection “Procedures” and incorporated information previously in subsections C and D. We updated the information and made minor editorial and formatting changes.
HALLEX I-2-8-15 D – We removed the subsection as the information was incorporated in subsection C.
Date: March 2, 2015