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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

HALLEX
Volume I

Transmittal No. I-2-136

Chapter: I-2-8

Subject: Administrative Law Judge Decisions

Background

This transmittal amends section I-2-8-5 of the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual to clarify the effect of an Appeals Council own motion review. We also made minor editorial and formatting changes.

Explanation of Content and Changes

I-2-8-5 – In addition to minor editorial changes, we added a bullet to clarify that the administrative law judge's decision is final and binding on the claimant unless the Appeals Council reviews the decision using its own motion authority.

Date: March 9, 2015