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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Volume I

Transmittal No. I-3-82

Chapter: I-3-0

Subject: Office of Appellate Operations and Appeals Council Functions


This transmittal adds section I-3-0-55 to the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual. In this new section, we explain how the Appeals Council processes referrals from the Railroad Retirement Board.

Explanation of Content and Changes

Section I-3-0-55 is organized as follows:

I-3-0-55 A – We added a subsection titled “General” that explains how cases from the Railroad Retirement Board are referred to the Appeals Council and what actions are expected from the Appeals Council.

I-3-0-55 B – We added a subsection titled “Office of Appellate Operations (OAO) Staff Processing.” The subsection includes instructions for OAO staff on tracking a case, creating a file, preparing an analysis and response document, obtaining approval from the Appeals Council, and closing the case.

Date: November 20, 2014