Subject: Scheduling and Notice of Hearing
The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) sets the time and place for the hearing. The ALJ may change the time and place upon request of the claimant or the claimant's representative, if the ALJ determines that there is good cause. We have clarified in HALLEX the policies and procedures regarding claimants' requests for a change of the time or place of a scheduled hearing.
This transmittal amends HALLEX section I-2-310 to provide criteria for determining whether a claimant has good cause for objecting to the time or place set for a hearing, and procedures to follow when an ALJ finds that a claimant does not have good cause for objecting to the time or place set for a hearing. Specifically, it adds section I-2-310 E., Determining Whether a Claimant Has Good Cause for Objecting to the Time or Place of the Hearing; redesignates the former section I-2-310 E., ALJ Finds Claimant Has Good Cause for Objecting to the Time or Place Set for the Hearing, as I-2-310 F. and renames that section The ALJ Finds That There Is Good Cause to Change the Time or Place of the Hearing; adds section I-2-310 G., ALJ Does Not Find That There Is Good Cause to Change the Time or Place of the Hearing; and redesignates the former section I-2-310 F., Reimbursement of Travel Expenses, as I-2-310 H.
Remove from I-2-300:
I-2-310 C. and I-2-310 F. 1. cont., dated June 30, 1993 (2 pages).
Insert in I-2-300:
I-2-310 C., through I-2-310 H. cont., dated November 18, 1993 (4 pages).
Date: November 18, 1993