I-3-9-21.Forwarding or Returning Material to an ALJ to Consider Reopening

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

An analyst must use the appropriate overprinted form HA-505 to forward material or, when the material had been improperly forwarded by the ALJ to OHA Headquarters, return material to an ALJ to consider the question of reopening. If the claim file is not already in OHA, it need not be obtained. The ALJ will determine whether to obtain the file.

In completing the form HA-505, show the name and location of the ALJ to whom the material is being sent, and check the appropriate block or blocks to indicate whether the claim file is being sent. Check the block marked EVIDENCE, if appropriate, and/or OTHER and identify the material being forwarded. Prepare a copy of the form HA-505 for the appeals file, if any.