Subject: Initial Processing of a Request for Hearing
This transmittal amends Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual chapter I-2-0 to clarify policy for the consideration of evidence at the hearing level based on the final rules published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 90987. These new rules establish nationally consistent procedures for case processing and remove the existing regulations in 20 CFR Part 405.
HALLEX I-2-0-2 – In subsection A, we remove the Note because the instructions relate to the regulations in 20 CFR Part 405.
HALLEX I-2-0-40 – In subsection A, we remove Note 3 because the instructions relate to the regulations in 20 CFR Part 405. In subsection D, we also provide a hyperlink to form HA-501, Request for Hearing.
HALLEX I-2-0-60 – We remove the citation to 20 CFR 405.20 from the introductory citations. In the Note to subsection B, we delete the comma after the word “Appeals” to correct the citation to the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law manual.
Date: May 1, 2017