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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

HALLEX
Volume I

Transmittal No. I-3-132

Chapter: I-3-8

Subject: Decisions

Background

This transmittal amends section I-3-8-20 of the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual to clarify instructions relating to writing an Appeals Council decision.

Explanation of Content and Changes

We made editorial changes in HALLEX I-3-8-20 B.2. to clarify that an Appeals Council decision must address subjective complaints, pain, and other symptom evaluation when relevant to the decision. We also made several other minor editorial corrections.

Date: March 10, 2016