Subject: Prehearing Analysis and Case Workup
This transmittal amends section I-2-1-88 of the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual to update and clarify instructions related to case specific communications between Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) and the Appeals Council (AC).
I-2-1-88 – We added new language at the end of section A clarifying that case specific communications between ALJs and the AC outside of the Appeals Council Feedback Initiative process is inappropriate. We also made minor editorial changes to all sections.
Date: January 24, 2023