If a beneficiary (or recipient) waives his or her right to appear at the hearing,
or does not appear (and there are no special handling circumstances), a disability
hearing officer (DHO) will prepare and issue the determination based on the information
in the claims file. The determination will include any additional evidence obtained
that results from the request for reconsideration.
The DHO may reschedule a hearing if there is good cause for the beneficiary's (or
recipient's) failure to appear at the scheduled hearing.