Members of the Primary Subclass whose final denials/terminations were at the initial
or reconsideration level will have their disability claims reopened at the reconsideration
level. Primary Subclass members whose final denials/terminations were at the Administrative
Law Judge (ALJ) or Appeals Judge (AAJ) level will have their claims reopened at the
ALJ hearing level.
Members of the Settlement Subclass will have disability redetermined (redetermination)
at the reconsideration level. The redetermination consists of a review of the evidence
in the class member's file relevant to the period adjudicated in the claim being reviewed.
If the disability redetermination shows that the class member was disabled during
the period covered by the determination being reviewed, the class member's claim will
be reopened and disability evaluated up to the present. Members who have both a Primary
Subclass and a Settlement Subclass claim will be adjudicated as Primary Subclass members.
Copies of all Hyatt III determinations/decisions released must be forwarded to claimant, claimant's representative,
if any, and class counsel. If there is no systems input because of the Hyatt III determination/decision, a copy must also be sent to Litigation Staff to assure closure
of the claim on CATS.