The Social Security Administration has reviewed its decision to not disclose the name of the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) assigned to hear a case until the day of the hearing. As a result, SSA and the hearing offices are making the following changes as a result of the review:
– As of April 20, 2013, SSA has resumed disclosing the name of the ALJ assigned to a hearing when it sends out a Notice of Hearing. (Note: Under SSA rules, this Notice must be sent at least twenty days before the hearing, but typically SSA sends it out 60-90 days prior to the hearing.)
– In addition, as of April 20, 2013, SSA has added the ALJ’s name to the Appointed Representative Services (ARS) internet application.