Briefly describe the scope and type(s) of discovery available (e.g., depositions, interrogatories, etc.):
No "traditional" discovery available (e.g., depositions or interrogatories), but RRB may require claimant to submit to consultative examination at RRB's expense, at the initial, reconsideration, and hearings and appeals levels. Hearing officers also ask the claimant to provide copies of medical records or other evidence. Hearings officers may also request that the claimant's file be reviewed by an RRB consultative doctor.