DI 57601.010 Notice of Hearing and Scheduling in Region I
20 CFR 405.20 ,
20 CFR 405.315
A. Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) notice of hearing
The ALJ notifies the claimant of the time and place of the hearing at least 75 days before the date of the hearing, unless the claimant agrees to a shorter notice period.
The notice of hearing informs the claimant of the following.
The specific issues to be decided.
The right to representation.
How to request a change in the time or place of the hearing.
If the hearing will be conducted via a video teleconference.
To submit all evidence for the hearing no later than five business days before the date of the hearing.
The ALJ may dismiss the hearing request if the claimant fails to appear at the hearing without good cause.
B. Claimant objects to time or place of hearing
The claimant must notify the ALJ in writing no later than 30 days after the date of receipt of the notice of the hearing (30 days plus five days mail time). The claimant must state the reason(s) for the objection and propose a time and place for the hearing to be held. The ALJ will consider the reason(s) and make a decision.
C. Claimant objects to issue(s) for ALJ review
The claimant must notify the ALJ in writing no later than five business days before the hearing date and state the reason(s) for the objection. The ALJ will consider the reason(s) and make a decision.
D. Field Office (FO) actions
If the claimant submits a hearing time or place notification statement to the FO, contact the hearing office immediately for instructions.