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 a proof of service will be filed within 14 days after service of the complaint on the defendant, the local U.S. Attorney's Office and the Attorney General of the United States in Washington D.C. If service of the complaint is not shown on the docket, the Court will issue an order directing plaintiff to show cause why a proof of service has not been filed.

After the filing of the government's answer, along 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.