Who typically drafts the decision at the hearing-level stage?:
If "Other," please specify (drafts):
In addition to attorney advisors, paralegal specialists draft decisions at the hearing level.
If "Yes," please specify these time limit(s):
Supplemental Security Income post-eligibility cases, which represent a small portion of our workload, must be processed in 90 days. Specifically, under 20 C.F.R. § 416.1453(c)(1), an ALJ "must issue the hearing decision no later than 90 days after the request for hearing is filed" unless "[t]he matter to be decided is whether you are disabled," or "[t]here is good cause for extending the time period because of unavoidable circumstances."