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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Office of Hearings and Appeals

HALLEX
Volume I

Transmittal No. I-3-35

Chapter: I-3-0

Subject: Office of Appellate Operations and Appeals Council Functions

Background

In FY 2004, the Office of Appellate Operations introduced a new Mega-site case control and recording control systems, the Mega-site Information Management System (MIMS). MIMS “Blue” is used for case control and MIMS “Green” is used for recording control. Because of these changes, updates to the Claim File Search Checklist at HALLEX I-3-0-96 were necessary.

Explanation of Content and Changes

This transmittal revises HALLEX I-3-0-96 to incorporate the changes in procedures for finding claims files and recordings in which a request for review was filed, but the files and/or recordings are not located in OAO's Mega-site. The sample of the Claim File Search Checklist form has been updated to show the current Mega-site case and recording control systems with appropriate follow-ups on requests for files and recordings. We have also added final follow-up provisions for each step of the search procedure.

Date: March 11, 2005