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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

HALLEX
Volume I

Transmittal No. I-2-81

Chapter: I-2-0

Subject: Initial Processing of a Request for Hearing Background

Background

On September 10, 2010, the Office of the Chief Administrative Law Judge released Chief Judge Bulletin (CJB) 10-04, which provided guidance regarding when it was permissible to conduct a hearing by telephone for a claimant held in a place of confinement. This transmittal incorporates that guidance into instructions.

Explanation of Content and Changes

We modified I-2-0-70 to incorporate language from CJB 10-04 into the section. We also made changes to provide further clarification regarding reimbursement of travel expenses, consistent with other programmatic guidance. Additionally, we made minor editorial changes as necessary.

Date: May 24, 2011