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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Volume I

Transmittal No. I-3-87

Chapter: I-3-8

Subject: Appeals Council Decisions


This transmittal amends chapter I-3-8 of the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law manual to add instructions on how to address additional evidence when the Appeals Council (AC) issues a decision.

Explanation of Content and Changes

In addition to minor editorial changes throughout, we made the following substantive change to I-3-8-1:

I-3-8-1 C – We added instructions on how to handle additional evidence when the AC issues a decision. We state when the AC will exhibit additional evidence and when the AC will grant a protective filing date based on the receipt of additional evidence.

Date: December 1, 2014