All identifying information is completed following the format for completing this
information for the SSA-789-U4.
Complete the current disability hearing schedule to assure that the claimant understands
the schedule which he/she wishes to amend.
The claimant must indicate the number of days postponement requested; the claimant
must be informed that the DHU may not be able to accomodate requests for specific
dates or times. If the request is for a change in location, specifically indicate
the location requested. The reason for the request for change in time/place should
be clearly identified. DHU will not grant a postponement if the claimant does not
have good cause. Therefore, the claimant should be specific in stating the reason.
(For example, “I am scheduled to go into the hospital that week,” or “I have a new doctor giving me extra tests that will not be fininshed until .”) To the extent possible, requests for changes in location will be granted, although
reimbursement for additional travel will not be made.
Notify the DHU by telephone when a request to reschedule is made less than 10 days
before the scheduled hearing date.