I-2-5-97.Sample-Letter to Transmit Revised Interrogatories to Claimant or Representative

Last Update: 9/28/05 (Transmittal I-2-68)


Social Security Administration


Refer to:




Office of Hearings Operations

Claimant or Representative's Name
City, State ZIP

Dear__________________ :

This refers to [Mr./Mrs./Ms.]'s or [your] claim for disability benefits. I have determined that it is necessary to obtain [further] evidence from a [medical/vocational] expert. I propose to do this by requesting a [medical/vocational] expert to review the file and to answer written [interrogatories/questions] about your claim.

I am enclosing the [interrogatories/questions] that I propose to submit to the [medical/vocational] expert. You may:

  • object to my obtaining this information by means of [interrogatories/questions];

  • object to any of the [interrogatories/questions];

  • propose other [interrogatories/questions].

If I revise the [interrogatories/questions] based on your comments, I will give you another opportunity to comment on the revised [interrogatories/questions]. I will also send you a copy of the [medical/vocational] expert's responses to the [interrogatories/ questions].

After I receive the responses to the [interrogatories/questions], I will send them to you. You may then:

  • comment on the responses to the [interrogatories/questions];

  • submit more evidence;

  • ask me to submit additional [interrogatories/questions] to the [medical/vocational] expert; and

  • request a supplemental hearing to question the [medical/vocational] expert at which you may ask the [medical/vocation] expert additional questions.

You may conduct such oral questioning as may be needed to inquire fully into the matters at issue.

If I do not receive a response from you within 20 days from the date of this letter, I will assume you have no objections and no additional [interrogatories/questions]. I will then send the enclosed [interrogatories/questions] to a [medical/vocational] expert.

Please contact me if you have any questions on this procedure.


Sincerely yours,


Administrative Law Judge


cc: [Claimant]


In letter to an attorney representative, use “interrogatories.” In letter to an unrepresented claimant, use “questions.”