20 CFR 405.331 - Submitting evidence to an administrative law judge.

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§ 405.331 Submitting evidence to an administrative law judge.

(a) When you submit your request for hearing, you should also submit information or evidence as required by §§ 404.1512 or 416.912 of this chapter or any summary of the evidence to the administrative law judge. You must submit any written evidence no later than 5 business days before the date of the scheduled hearing. If you do not comply with this requirement, the administrative law judge may decline to consider the evidence unless the circumstances described in paragraphs (b) or (c) of this section apply.

(b) If you miss the deadline described in paragraph (a) of this section and you wish to submit evidence during the five business days before the hearing or at the hearing, the administrative law judge will accept the evidence if you show that:

(1) Our action misled you;

(2)You had a physical, mental, educational, or linguistic limitation(s) that prevented you from submitting the evidence earlier; or

(3) Some other unusual, unexpected, or unavoidable circumstance beyond your control prevented you from submitting the evidence earlier.

(c) If you miss the deadline described in paragraph (a) of this section and you wish to submit evidence after the hearing and before the hearing decision is issued, the administrative law judge will accept the evidence if you show that there is a reasonable possibility that the evidence, alone or when considered with the other evidence of record, would affect the outcome of your claim, and:

(1) Our action misled you;

(2)You had a physical, mental, educational, or linguistic limitation(s) that prevented you from submitting the evidence earlier; or

(3) Some other unusual, unexpected, or unavoidable circumstance beyond your control prevented you from submitting the evidence earlier.

[71 FR 16446, Mar. 31, 2006,as amended at 80 FR 14837, Mar. 20, 2015]

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  • 2016-12-16; vol. 81 # 242 - Friday, December 16, 2016
    1. 81 FR 90987 - Ensuring Program Uniformity at the Hearing and Appeals Council Levels of the Administrative Review Process
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      Final rule.
      This final rule will be effective on January 17, 2017. However, compliance is not required until May 1, 2017.
      20 CFR Parts 404, 405 and 416

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  • 2016-12-16; vol. 81 # 242 - Friday, December 16, 2016
    1. 81 FR 90987 - Ensuring Program Uniformity at the Hearing and Appeals Council Levels of the Administrative Review Process
      GPO FDSys: XML | Text
      SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
      Final rule.
      This final rule will be effective on January 17, 2017. However, compliance is not required until May 1, 2017.
      20 CFR Parts 404, 405 and 416