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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Volume I

Transmittal No. I-5-440

Division 5: Court Cases

Subject: Implementation of the Difford Acquiescence Ruling


This transmittal updates the Hearings, Appeals, and Litigation Law manual Temporary Instructions (TI) in Volume I, Division 5. We are removing the TI regarding implementation of the Difford Acquiescence ruling as it is obsolete due to Social Security Ruling (SSR) 13-3p: Title II: Appeal of an Initial Medical Disability Cessation Determination or Decision.

Explanation of Content and Changes

TI I-5-4-40 – We removed the TI titled “Implementation of the Difford Acquiescence Ruling.”

Date: October 31, 2013