Prior to the hearing, the DHO receives the claims folder to review. This review is
for the DHO to become familiar with relevant evidence and to pinpoint the key issues
expected to arise in the hearing.
If the evidence supports a fully favorable decision, and if the claimant/representative
is already in the DHU, the DHO proceeds with the hearing. The DHO's decision is not
annotated to show that a fully favorable decision could have been made without holding