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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Volume I

Transmittal No. I-3-103

Chapter: I-3-8

Subject: Appeals Council Decisions


This transmittal adds section I-3-8-35 to the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual to provide instructions for when a claimant dies shortly after the Appeals Council issues an unfavorable decision in a disability claim.

Explanation of Content and Changes

Section I-3-8-35 is organized as follows:

I-3-8-35 – We added a new section titled “Death of Claimant Shortly After Less Than Fully Favorable Disability Decision Issued” and incorporated information previously in HALLEX I-3-9-32.

Date: March 9, 2015