Social Security Cases
If service of the complaint is not reflected on the docket within 90 days of issuance of the summons, the Court will issue an order to show cause to the plaintiff. Once properly served, the Commissioner has 60 days to file an answer and the administrative record/transcript.
Upon the filing of the transcript and answer, the Court will issue a scheduling order setting the deadlines for the filing of motions, responses, and the reply. Requests for adjournment of those days must show good cause. A proposed order is not needed.
The Court holds oral arguments in all Social Security consent cases and in some non-consent cases. In consent cases, the Court will typically inform the parties at the end of the hearing whether it is affirming the Commissioner’s decision or remanding the case, and will enter an order to that extent shortly thereafter.