TN 42 (07-23)

GN 03103.150 Adversely Affected Parties

A. Adverse claims

The administrative law judge (ALJ) may notify a beneficiary or other persons who did not request the hearing, to appear at the hearing and protect their interests, if the ALJ’s decision adversely affected their rights. (For information on adverse claims, see GN 01010.100 and GN 04020.020.)

B. FO action

  • If the person receives a notice to appear at the hearing inquires, advise the person about the possible adverse effect of the ALJ's decision upon their rights; and, why their evidence and testimony are material. Tell the person that they may appear either in person or by counsel, or may file a written brief. Give the person a copy of the appeals pamphlets.

  • If a person did not receive a notice from the ALJ asks to be a party to the hearing, help the person prepare a letter or statement to that effect and send it to the ALJ.

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