.03 Preparing the Hearing Packet
 
(01/01/21 - 12/31/21)
The Appeals Processing Unit (APU) may add relevant documents as they become available. However, the Appellate Services Administration (ASA) is responsible for preparing a hearing packet that consists of the following:
 
A cover sheet
The Pre-hearing Summary/Discussion (FAA‑1692A) form
The decision notice relating to the issue being appealed
The appeal request
The application for benefits
The case file documentation relevant to the action appealed
 
Specific confidential information should be excluded when preparing an appeals packet (See Confidentiality-Participant Review of Case Information).
 
Specific confidential information cannot be viewed by or provided to the participant or their authorized representative. FAA must remove this confidential information from the case file prior to the participant or representative’s review.