Hearing conducted by administrative law judge with reviews or appeals conducted by the departmental Benefits Review Board (BRB). Case types following this scheme include compensation claims for employment injuries under the Black Lung Benefits Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) and its extensions (Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, Defense Base Act, and Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act). Under 29 CFR § 18.1101, hearings under these statutes follow the procedures of 20 CFR Parts 702 and 704 (LHWCA), or 725 (black lung), instead of the normal procedures for most ALJ hearings, found in 29 CFR Part 18.
|Level||Name of Office||Sub-Agency/Bureau/Division:||Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at this stage?|
Office of the Deputy Secretary
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Appeal Level 1