New evidence for Social Security claims must be submitted 5 business days ahead of the hearing. See 20 CFR 404.935(a) and HALLEX I-2-5-13. With a typical weekend, that’s 7 days ahead of the hearing. Holidays, which are of course not business days, must be accounted for as well. So beware the 3-day holiday weekend, like Memorial Day coming up.
New evidence includes updated medical evidence, a statement from a spouse, and the Representative’s brief. All must be filed 5 business days ahead to be timely for the hearing. While filing earlier is best, it is important to be aware of the deadline.