If the Social Security Administration (SSA) or the disability hearing unit (DHU) obtains
evidence, for any reason, after the hearing, and all evidence supports an unfavorable
determination, SSA or the DHU must proffer the evidence to the beneficiary (or recipient)
and give the beneficiary (or recipient) an opportunity to comment on the evidence
and request a supplemental hearing.
NOTE: To proffer means to provide an opportunity for the beneficiary (or recipient) and
appointed representative, if any, to review the additional evidence.
This instruction applies to all post-hearing evidence obtained by SSA or the DHU,
including medical or psychological consultant information.