20 CFR 416.1435 - Submitting written evidence to an administrative law judge.
(a) When you submit your request for hearing, you should also submit information or evidence as required by § 416.912 or any summary of the evidence to the administrative law judge. Each party must make every effort to ensure that the administrative law judge receives all of the evidence and must inform us about or submit any written evidence, as required in § 416.912, 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 or obtain the evidence unless the circumstances described in paragraph (b) of this section apply.
(b) If you have evidence required under § 416.912 but you have missed the deadline described in paragraph (a) of this section, the administrative law judge will accept the evidence if he or she has not yet issued a decision and you did not inform us about or submit the evidence before the deadline because:
(1) Our action misled you;
(ii) There was a death or serious illness in your immediate family;
(iii) Important records were destroyed or damaged by fire or other accidental cause; or
(c)Claims Not Based on an Application For Benefits. Notwithstanding the requirements in paragraphs (a)-(b) of this section, for claims that are not based on an application for benefits, the evidentiary requirement to inform us about or submit evidence no later than 5 business days before the date of the scheduled hearing will not apply if our other regulations allow you to submit evidence after the date of an administrative law judge decision.
- 20 CFR 416.1429 — Hearing Before an Administrative Law Judge - General.
- 20 CFR 416.1450 — Presenting Evidence at a Hearing Before an Administrative Law Judge.
- 20 CFR 416.1449 — Presenting Written Statements and Oral Arguments.
- 20 CFR 416.1400 — Introduction.
- 20 CFR 416.1438 — Notice of a Hearing Before an Administrative Law Judge.
- 20 CFR 416.1443 — Responsibilities of the Adjudication Officer.
- 20 CFR 416.1439 — Objections to the Issues.
- 20 CFR 416.1444 — Administrative Law Judge Hearing Procedures - General.