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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Volume I

Transmittal No. I-2-74

Chapter: I-2-0

Subject: Request for Hearing — Filing Requirements


This transmittal updates the instructions contained in HALLEX I-2-0-40 to reflect the elimination of signature requirement when filing a request for hearing.

Explanation of Content and Changes

I-2-0-40(B)(1) has been modified to indicate that appeals may also be filed on the internet, due to the release of iAppeals.

I-2-0-40(C) introduction and sections 2-3 have been modified by the deletion of all references to the signature requirement. The language in section 3(2) has been modified to indicate that a signature is no longer required by either the claimant or the representative.

I-2-0-40(C)(1) has been deleted as signature proxy no longer applies.

Date: June 1, 2009