When Will My Hearing Be Scheduled?
Your hearing will be scheduled as soon as possible after your appeal has been filed, generally within three weeks.
If a telephone hearing will be scheduled, you will receive documents in the form of a "Hearing Instruction and Document Packet". The documents contained in that packet may be used as exhibits at your hearing. Be sure to keep them in a safe place. You will need them at the time of the hearing.
If you file an appeal or receive notice of an appeal and know that you will definitely not be available on certain dates in the future, contact the hearing office immediately and let them know you have unavailability dates. If you call before the hearing is scheduled, the hearing office will do its best to accommodate you when scheduling the hearing.
Notify the hearing office of any changes of address and of the identity of any individual you might ask to represent you during the hearing.