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.
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