I-1-0-3.The HALLEX Audience

Last Update: 3/3/11 (Transmittal I-1-61)

The Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual communicates Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) guiding principles and procedures to ODAR adjudicators, i.e., administrative law judges (ALJ), attorney advisors, administrative appeals judges (AAJ), and appeals officers (AO), and to their support staff.

HALLEX serves as a reference source for staff throughout ODAR and for staff in other Social Security Administration components; however, each division and part addresses a primary audience.

A. Volume I

The primary audience for each division of Volume I is as follows:

Division

Primary Audience

Division 1 - General Subjects

All ODAR headquarters and field adjudicators and support staff

Division 2 - ALJ Hearings

All ALJs, attorney advisors, paralegal analysts, and hearing office (HO) support staff

Division 3 - Appeals Council Review

AAJs, AOs, and Office of Appellate Operations (OAO) analysts and support staff

Division 4 - Civil Actions

AAJs, AOs, and OAO analysts and support staff

Division 5 - Temporary Instructions

All ODAR headquarters and field adjudicators and support staff

B. Volume II

The primary audience for each part of Volume II is as follows:

Part

Primary Audience

Part 4 - Preambles to Selected Regulations

All ODAR headquarters and field adjudicators and support staff

Part 5 - Appeals Council Interpretations

All ODAR headquarters and field adjudicators and support staff