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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

HALLEX
Volume I

Transmittal No. I-2-156

Chapter: I-2-5

Subject: Obtaining Evidence

Background

This transmittal amends section I-2-5-24 of the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual to update procedures regarding a claimant's failure to attend or refusal to undergo a consultative examination or test, consistent with recent regulatory changes to the submission of evidence rules.

Explanation of Content and Changes

HALLEX I-2-5-24 is amended as follows:

I-2-5-24 – We amended the title to “Claimant Does Not Attend or Refuses to Undergo a Consultative Examination or Test” to more accurately reflect the scope of the updated instruction. We removed all references to non-submission or refusal to submit evidence as this instruction was superseded by HALLEX I-2-5-13. We consolidated the information and removed all subsections. We reorganized the remaining information, added helpful references, and made editorial changes.

Date: October 9, 2016