Subject: Office of Appellate Operations and Appeals Council Functions
This transmittal amends the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual to add new section I-3-0-88 entitled “Accommodations Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.” This section sets forth the procedures for how the Appeals Council will respond to requests for accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
HALLEX I-3-0-88 A – This subsection describes basic requirements of Section 504 and refers users to more detailed instructions in POMS GN 00211.001.
HALLEX I-3-0-88 B – We titled the subsection “Accommodations” and describe how to provide accommodations to members of the public under Section 504.
HALLEX I-3-0-88 C – We titled the subsection “Documenting Accommodation Requests” and provide appropriate instructions.
HALLEX I-3-0-88 D – We titled the subsection “Filing a Complaint” and explain how an individual may file a discrimination complaint against the Social Security Administration.
Date: September 2, 2014