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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

HALLEX
Volume I

Transmittal No. I-2-139

Chapter: I-2-6

Subject: Conduct of Hearings

Background

This transmittal amends section I-2-6-78 of the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law manual to add information regarding how administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct hearings based on new regulations on the submission of evidence.

Explanation of Content and Changes

I-2-6-78 – We added information from the new regulations on submission of evidence, including information the ALJ must tell the claimant and representative at the hearing. We also included a new question the ALJ must ask the claimant and representative before closing the hearing. We made other minor technical and grammatical edits.

Date: April 15, 2015