What types of hearings are permitted on appeals adjudicated by this office?:
Written (Document-Only) Hearing
If "Varies by Case," please describe:
Usually, the Appeals Panel--a panel of three-hears the case. If an individual has not had the opportunity to respond to newly submitted evidence, the Secretary hears the case.
Can third-parties submit amicus briefs and/or evidence?:
Adjudication Officer Discretion