I-2-7-1.Posthearing Actions — General

Last Update: 9/2/05 (Transmittal I-2-62)

Most posthearing actions involve the development and receipt of additional evidence. When an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) receives additional evidence after the hearing from a source other than the claimant or the claimant's representative, and proposes to admit the evidence into the record, the ALJ must proffer the evidence, i.e., give the claimant and representative the opportunity to examine the evidence and comment on, object to, or refute the evidence by submitting other evidence, requesting a supplemental hearing, or if required for a full and true disclosure of the facts, cross-examining the author(s) of the evidence. (See I-2-7-30, Proffer Procedures.) If the claimant has executed a Waiver of the Right to Examine Posthearing Evidence received by the ALJ after the hearing, then the proffer procedures do not need to be followed. (See I-2-7-15 - Waiver of the Right to Examine Posthearing Evidence and I-2-6-1 - Hearings - General.)


“Claimant,” as used herein, refers to the party to the initial, reconsidered, or revised determination who has requested a hearing before an ALJ, and any other party to the determination, or person whose rights may be adversely affected by the hearing decision. (See I-2-1-45, Parties to the Hearing.)