When a claim is pending at the AC level and an individual files a subsequent claim,
process the subsequent claim:
As a new initial claim; and
Under current claims processing procedures with normal appeals through the filing
of a request for an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Hearing.
For instructions on handling subsequent claims filed while a claim is pending at the
AC, see New Claims or Appeal Filed While a Prior Claim or Appeal is Pending before
the Appeals Council (AC) – Title II or Title XVI - DI 12045.027.