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Office of Hearings and Appeals

Volume I

Transmittal No. I-3-06

Chapter: I-3-100

Subject: Workup of Case by Analyst

Action Notes

In I-3-100:

  • On page I-3-151 C. cont., dated October 30, 1990, delete all the material above “I-3-152 Cassette Audit Requirements”; and

  • On page I-3-190 cont., add the following to the list of exhibits:

    Exhibit 22 Critical Case Flag

    Exhibit 23 TERI Flag


In late 1990, the Commissioner directed that SSA develop Agency-wide procedures for expediting claims of individuals who may have a terminal illness. This issuance modifies the existing OHA critical case procedures in order to incorporate the SSA-wide program. The Acting Associate Commissioner introduced these procedures in a memorandum dated January 31, 1991. This HALLEX transmittal explains Office of Appellate Operations processing of critical cases (including terminal illness, or “TERI,” cases) within its Program Review Branches.

Explanation of Content and Changes

In I-3-151, we incorporate instructions for Office of Appellate Operations processing of TERI cases into existing procedures for expediting critical cases. We also modify existing instructions to provide a clearer description of each component's responsibilities.


Remove from I-3-100:

I-3-140 G. cont., dated October 30, 1990, through I-3-151 cont., dated October 30, 1990 (2 pages).


Insert in I-3-100:

I-3-140 G. cont, dated February 28, 1992, through I-3-151 F. cont., dated February 28, 1992 (5 pages); and

I-3-190 Exhibit 22, dated February 28, 1992, through I-3-190 Exhibit 23, dated February 28, 1992 (2 pages).

Date: February 28, 1992