After your hearing, the ALJ has 10 days to write a decision. You must get the decision no more than 80 days after you appealed.§ 4712.5(a). The ALJ’s decision must:
- Be written in simple, everyday language
- Include a summary of the facts
- Name the evidence the ALJ used to make the decision§ 4712.5(b).
- Include a decision on every issue or question in the hearing request and presented during the hearing
- State the laws, regulations, and policies that support the ALJ’s decision.