Fully favorable decision without a hearing?
I have been waiting about a year for an ALJ hearing date. Yesterday I received a copy of a letter sent to my attorney from the law judge. It asks us to submit any new medical records immediately so that that he can "review to the case to determine if we can make a fully favorable decision without a hearing."
Is this standard? How many people have gotten a favorable decision without a hearing? How long did it take for the decision to come?
Any information will be much appreciated.