Subject: Court Remands
This transmittal amends the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual Chapter I-4-3 to update and clarify procedures on processing special notices for the blind and visually impaired.
This transmittal revises I-4-3-44 to provide additional instructions for identifying and processing special notices for the blind and visually impaired. We also made various minor editorial revisions.
I-4-3-44 A. – We revised the subsection title and provided a clearer description of who may request special notices. We added a “NOTE” providing information concerning “proper applicant” and “first party reporter,” with references.
I-4-3-44 B. – We revised the subsection title and expanded the criteria for a blind or visually impaired person who elects to receive special notices from us in English or Spanish. We deleted the “Exception.” We added a “NOTE” referencing data compact disc. We also added information describing procedures for other special notice accommodations, with a hyperlinked reference.
I-4-3-44 C. – We made editorial changes and added hyperlinked references for specific instructions on how to establish or update a special notice selection.
I-4-3-44 D. – We deleted text and added hyperlinked references for Office of Appellate Operations processing procedures on special notices.
Date: March 28, 2013