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20 CFR--PART 416

View Printed Federal Register page 85 FR 73160 in PDF format.

Amendment(s) published November 16, 2020, in 85 FR 73160

Effective Dates: Dec. 16, 2020

25. Amend §416.1470 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows:

§416.1470   Cases the Appeals Council will review.

(a) The Appeals Council will review a case at a party's request or on its own motion if—

(1) There appears to be an abuse of discretion by the administrative law judge or administrative appeals judge who heard the case;

(2) There is an error of law;

(3) The action, findings or conclusions in the hearing decision or dismissal order are not supported by substantial evidence;

(4) There is a broad policy or procedural issue that may affect the general public interest; or

(5) Subject to paragraph (b) of this section, the Appeals Council receives additional evidence that is new, material, and relates to the period on or before the date of the hearing decision, and there is a reasonable probability that the additional evidence would change the outcome of the decision.

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