I-3-9-40.Post-Appeals Council Action Correspondence

Last Update: 7/23/14 (Transmittal I-3-74)

The chart below provides general guidance concerning the disposition of correspondence or evidence received after the Appeals Council (AC) denies a request for review, issues a decision or reviews a case on its own motion.

Situation

Receipt

Cleari-ance Signature

Extension of time (EOT) with or without new evidence or contentions

Received but not associated prior to release of AC denial notice or AC decision

AC

Request for exhibits, recording, or both

Received but not associated prior to release of AC denial notice or AC decision

AC

Request for reopening, correspondence, or evidence

In response to denial notice or AC decision

AC

Correspondence, evidence, or legal argument received after Civil Action (CA) period (no specific request to reopen or EOT to file CA)

After original CA period or no right to CA

AC

Second request for review received

After CA period

OAO Manager

Request for Review received after the AC has taken Own Motion (OM) review

After OM taken

AC

Request for an EOT to file a CA

During original CA period

AC

After original CA period

AC

Request for reopening (being denied) and EOT to file CA

During original CA period

AC

After original CA period

AC