You may submit your medical records to the Social Security Administration at all stages of the administrative process. However, the Social Security Administration has shifted to a paperless system in recent years. This means that your file with the Social Security Administration is electronic. You will receive a disk prior to your hearing which will contain your entire claims file. Thus, as your file is paperless, your medicals records must be submitted to a processing center via facsimile or by Electronic Records Express, which is an online system that allows certain approved representatives to send their client s records into the claim file via the internet. The records may still be presented to the Judge at the hearing, but they must always be submitted electronically to fully be made a part of the record. Most likely the Judge will review the records at the time of the hearing, but he will give them back to you after the hearing to be submitted via fax. It is very important to get all your records in so the Judge can get a complete picture of your medical condition.