28 CFR 32.29 - Request for Hearing Officer determination.
(a) In order to exhaust his administrative remedies, a claimant seeking relief from the denial of his claim shall request a Hearing Officer determination under subpart E of this part -
(1) Of -
(i) His entire claim, if he has not moved for reconsideration of a negative disability finding under § 32.27; or
(ii) Consistent with § 32.42(c), the grounds (if any) of the denial that are not the subject of such motion, if he has moved for reconsideration of a negative disability finding under § 32.27; and
(2) Of a negative disability finding that is affirmed pursuant to his motion for reconsideration under § 32.27.
(b) Consistent with § 32.8, the following shall constitute the final agency determination:
(2) Any denial described in § 32.27 that is not the subject of a request for a Hearing Officer determination under paragraph (a)(1)(ii) of this section, unless the negative disability finding is the subject of a motion for reconsideration; and