Ohio I just called Social Security Office, 1-800 number. She said my file was sent to my local office for writing. She said that could of been my old info that she was looking at though. I had my hearing in front of the ALJ in Oct, 05. He approved me then and there. I have heard if your file is sent to your local office that you have been denied. Can an ALJ change his mind after he granted you a favorable decision at your hearing.