Allow the claimant a sufficient amount of time to submit the evidence if it appears
that the evidence is valuable and may be the dispositive piece of evidence. This is
true even if it appears the evidence may have been available earlier.
Deny the request for time to submit the evidence if there is sufficient evidence upon
which to base a decision and the allegations of what is contained in the new evidence
does not appear to change the result.
Annotate the hearing report to reflect the claimant's request and the DHO's disposition.
Be specific as to the evidence the claimant wishes to submit.
Allow only the amount of time needed to submit the evidence if the claimant can reasonably
secure it in less than 15 days.
Document the DHU and claims folder to reflect the date the holding the record open
was granted and diary case for the date the evidence is due.