The appropriate DRS or ODO Recon Staff will process these cases where the AC dismissed
or denied the review request, and there are no indications on the AC's transmittal
(HA-505) that further ODO/PSC claims action is required. If an AC decision contains
an absolute error which renders impracticable effectuation, prepare a memorandum to
the AC following the guides in DI 42010.070.
To effectuate an AC decision, prepare an SSA-831-U5 or SSA-833-U5 as in DI 42010.020, except in item 2 of the SSA-831-U5 (Item 23 in SSA-833-U5): “Decision of Appeals Council (Date of Decision) ,” and change insert of paragraph C13 to “AC”.
Where the AC has remanded a case to the ALJ for hearing, the ALJ will either affirm,
modify or reverse the prior decision. Process such decisions as in DI 42010.020 through DI 42010.040.
Handle subsequent materials and applications received in cases involving AC decisions
in accordance with DI 42010.040. In applying the guides in DI 42010.020 through DI 42010.040 for AC cases, substitute “AC” or “AC Decision” where the reference “ALJ” or “ALJ Decision” is made.