I-3-1-101.Exhibit — Recording Audit Requirements Court Remand Cases

Last Update: 9/08/05 (Transmittal I-3-36)

TYPE OF ACTION

AUDIT REQUIRED

NOTES REQUIRED

Unappealed Review Cases

Own Motion Recommendation for Reversal or Remand

Full Audit

Expert testimony*

Effectuation

Analyst's Discretion

None

Exception Cases

Unfair Hearing Allegation

Full Audit

Complete Notes; All Testimony

Assume Jurisdiction Issue a Less Than Fully Favorable Decision

Full Audit

Expert Testimony*

Assume Jurisdiction Fully Favorable Decision

Not Required When Recommendation is Fully Supported by the Documentary Record

Analyst's Discretion

Remand

Spot Audit of Complete Recording Plus Full Audit of Expert Testimony

Expert Testimony*

Decline Jurisdiction (No Unfair Hearing Allegation)

Medical Expert (Except When Unnecessary, e.g., Denial Based on SGA, etc.)

Complete Testimony*

VE Testimony (Except when Unnecessary, e.g., Step Two or Step Four Denial)*

Complete Testimony*

* If the ALJ has accurately summarized the testimony in the hearing decision, the audit notes should simply state this fact and refer the AAJ to the relevant pages of the decision. In addition, if an audit of the testimony was unnecessary because the case was denied, for example, at step two or step four, an explanation should be provided.