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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

HALLEX
Volume I

Transmittal No. I-2-188

Chapter: I-2-4

Subject: Dismissals

Background

This transmittal amends section I-2-4-15 of the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual to update information regarding an administrative law judge (ALJ) dismissal of a request for hearing due to an untimely filing.

Explanation of Content and Changes

HALLEX I-2-4-15 is amended as follows:

I-2-4-15 – We changed the title of the section to be consistent with the language used in our regulations and other HALLEX sections.

I-2-4-15 A – We changed the title of the subsection to “General” and incorporated additional information to more closely mirror changes to HALLEX I-2-0-60 and I-3-4-2. We also made editorial changes and updated the existing information to more closely reflect current processes.

I-2-4-15 B – We moved the information in the subsection to new subsection C and changed the title to “Requesting Explanation for Untimely Filing.” We added information to more closely mirror changes to HALLEX I-2-0-60 and I-3-4-2.

I-2-4-15 C – We added subsection C titled “Evaluating Good Cause” and incorporated information previously in subsection B. We reorganized and made editorial changes to the language to be consistent with changes made to HALLEX I-2-0-60 and I-3-4-2.

Date: August 23, 2016