Subject: Administrative Law Judge Decisions
This transmittal amends chapter I-2-8 of the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual to revise instructions for issuing decisions after a court remand.
HALLEX I-2-8 is amended as follows:
I-2-8-10 – We removed the section in its entirety because it is duplicative of information in HALLEX I-2-4-37 and I-2-8-18.
I-2-8-18 – We made minor editorial and formatting changes throughout the section. We moved instructions in subsection B that related to identification and tracking of court remand cases, as well as special considerations for time-limited or delayed court remands to HALLEX I-2-1-59. We moved instructions in subsection B that related to the notice of hearing to HALLEX I-2-3-15. We made other minor editorial and formatting changes, including retitling subsection B “ALJ Actions,” adding subsection C titled “Routing a Paper Claim(s) File,” and moving the information formerly in subsection C to new subsection D titled “Representative(s) Fee.”
Date: August 2, 2016