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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Volume I

Transmittal No. I-3-128

Chapter: I-3-1

Subject: Initial Processing of a Request for Review


This transmittal adds section I-3-1-30 to the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual to provide information about requests to escalate a claim from another administrative level to the Appeals Council (AC).

Explanation of Content and Changes

We added HALLEX I-3-1-30 to clarify that due to the right to a hearing, the AC generally cannot accept a request to escalate a claim from another administrative level. We also clarified that the AC considers the entire administrative law judge decision on review, not just the portions with which a claimant disagrees.

Date: January 13, 2016