ARs are applicable at all administrative levels (initial, reconsideration, Administrative
Law Judge (ALJ) hearing and Appeals Council (AC) review) unless the circuit court
decision, which provided the basis for the AR, by its nature, applies only at certain
levels of adjudication, e.g., a decision related to the conduct of the ALJ at the
hearing. ARs are applicable to claims of all persons who reside in States or Territories
that are within the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court which made the decision that
is the subject of the AR.