§ 405.372Effect of an administrative law judge's decision.
The decision of the administrative law judge is binding on all parties to the hearing unless—
(a) You or another party requests a review of the decision by the Appeals Council within the stated time period, and the Appeals Council reviews your case;
(b) You or another party requests a review of the decision by the Appeals Council within the stated time period, the Appeals Council denies your request for review, you seek judicial review of your case by filing an action in a Federal district court, and the Federal court reverses the decision or remands it for further administrative action;
(c) An administrative law judge or the Appeals Council revises the decision under § 405.601 of this part;
(d) You use the expedited appeals process described in §§ 404.923 through 404.928 or §§ 416.1423 through 416.1428 of this chapter;
(e) The ALJ decided the case after a Federal court remanded your case to us, and the Appeals Council follows the procedures in § 404.984 or § 416.1484 of this chapter to assume jurisdiction of your case; or
(f) The Appeals Council reviews the claim on its own motion.