The HO forwards the paper claim folder(s) or transfers the certified electronic folder
(CEF) to OHO headquarters (SSA National Records Center in Independence, MO) for retention.
If “own motion” jurisdiction is not taken by the Appeals Council (AC) and an appeal
is not filed within 180 days after the ALJ decision, the AC staff (SSA National Records
Center) release all Title II and Title XVI claims files not requiring action by the
field office (FO) or processing center (PC) (all unfavorable ALJ decision cases) to
the SSA National Record Center (NRC) in Independence, MO (the Detailed Office/Organization
Resource System (DOORS) code = L0E.