Department of Health and Human Services

Paper savings

A notice of hearing before an ALJ is accompanied by an Acknowledgement of Receipt. This is returned signed and dated. There is another sheet enclosed disclosing the appropiate mail address. If both forms can be printed on each side of paper, 1 sheet would be eliminated. Over 6M claimants receive the Notices along with their attorney/representatives (if applicable). There are at least 138 hearing offices that originate these notices. Eliminating l sheet of paper would amount to a huge savings of paper and innumerable trees.

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Idea No. 18164