Social Security

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Social security cases generally seek a judicial review of the administrative agency’s final decision denying benefits. Oral arguments are generally not held. The court expects that proof of service will be filed within four weeks after the complaint is filed. If service of the complaint is not shown on the docket, the court will send an Order to Show Cause to Plaintiff. After the filing of the government’s answer with the transcript of the agency hearing, the court will schedule dates for filing cross motions for summary judgment. The dates are designed to provide sufficient time for counsel to file the motion. Requests for adjournments must show good cause in order to be considered. The matter is ready for decision as of the date the motions are due or filed, whichever comes first.