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Volume I

Transmittal No. I-3-163

Chapter: I-3-6

Subject: Own Motion


This transmittal amends chapter I-3-6 of the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual to update the procedures that protesting components and the Offices of the Regional Commissioner use to protest decisions at the hearing and Appeals Council (AC) levels of the administrative review process. It also provides a minor clarification regarding the policy and procedures involved when the AC takes own motion review.

Explanation of Content and Changes

I-3-6-10 – In A.1. we clarified that processing centers refer title II decisions and Regional Commissioners' Offices refer title XVI claims. We also added a cross-reference to HALLEX I-2-9-70 A.1. In subsection C, we made minor editorial changes.

I-3-6-20 – In B.2. we clarified when the own motion notice will provide an opportunity to request a supplemental hearing. In B.3. we clarified the information the AC will provide in its notice regarding interim benefits in 8001 cases.

Date: September 27, 2018