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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

HALLEX
Volume I

Transmittal No. I-3-130

Chapter: I-3-2

Subject: General Workup and Analysis Procedures

Background

This transmittal amends section I-3-2-8 of the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual to provide a reference to instructions for handling missing or inaudible hearing recordings.

Explanation of Content and Changes

We amended HALLEX I-3-2-8 by adding subsection A, titled “Determining What Part of Hearing Recording to Audit,” and incorporated the information previously in the section without modification. However, we added a reference to the instructions in HALLEX I-3-1-12 if the hearing recording is missing or inaudible. We also added subsection B, titled “Special Considerations When Hearing Was Not Conducted in English,” and explained that when a hearing was not conducted in English, in whole or in part, there are circumstances when it is appropriate to request an English transcription of the hearing recording or a transcription of a portion of the hearing recording.

Date: January 14, 2016