I have a Status Hearing coming up in November 2011, and I am new to this. I had to report my legal counsel because of them my case was dismissed and I had to have adjudicated and re-opened in pro per. I have been trying with the help of the I&A officer to contact the insurance company to request a PDA for travel and other expenses because, I have since had to move home to Ohio. I spent about 3 hours today with this I&A officer trying to contact the correct insurance carrier to request the PDA but, was unable to find the correct carrier. I wonder if the I&A officer is deliberately giving me the incorrect information or if he just doesn't care to find out the correct carrier's phone number is for my request of the PDA.
Also, I have come to find out that I can request a Diversity of Citizenship due to hardship to have my worker compensation case heard here in Ohio instead of having to place myself in a hardship and travel to California for the Status Hearing. I am just right now wanting some kind of information on the best way to handle this up coming Status Hearing, can I get some much needed advice?