Effective October 1, 2004, two significant guideline restorations went into effect for cases appointed on or after October 1, 2004:

  1. The guideline for reading the record is restored from 60 pages per hour back to a rate of 50 pages per hour; and
  2. An allowance for actual time spent on administrative tasks will be compensated up to one hour per case. Time should be submitted on the final claim for the case.

Time for administrative tasks should be claimed in Line Item 22 on the claim form for qualifying appointments (appointments 10/1/04 or later), or left blank for non-qualifying appointments (appointments pre-10/1/04). Thus, this line item should no longer be used to claim time for any other purpose.