Subject: Initial Processing of a Request for Hearing
This transmittal amends chapter I-2-0 of the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual to update procedures relating to the receipt of a request for hearing.
Chapter I-2-0 is amended as follows:
I-2-0-1 – We changed the title of subsection A to “Background,” removed outdated information, and updated the information previously in subsections A and B. We also incorporated a reference to the instructions that explain which cases are excluded from the electronic disability claims process. We changed the title of subsection B to “The Case Processing and Management System (CPMS)” and incorporated information previously in HALLEX I-2-0-30.
I-2-0-10 – We changed the title to “Initial Actions on Receipt of Case” to better reflect the content of the section. We removed outdated information, reorganized the information chronologically in terms of processing requirements, and updated cross references.
I-2-0-30 – We moved the information previously in this section to HALLEX I-2-0-1 and removed the section in its entirety.
I-2-0-40 – We moved the information regarding congressional interest previously in subsection D to HALLEX I-2-0-65. We changed the title to “Request for Hearing Filing Requirements” to better reflect the content of the section. We removed the citations and incorporated the references in the text. We consolidated duplicate instructions previously in HALLEX I-2-0-40 and I- 2-0-50, reorganized the information, and made editorial changes throughout the section. We also incorporated information relating to iAppeals and removed outdated instructions about completing a paper form HA-501 (Request for Hearing).
I-2-0-50 – We moved the information previously in this section to I-2-0-40 as the information was duplicative and removed the section in its entirety.
I-2-0-65 – We created a new section, and incorporated information previously in HALLEX I-2-0-40 D, making minor formatting and editorial changes.
I-2-0-80 – We removed the section in its entirety because the information is outdated.
Date: March 9, 2016