Apply the doctrine of res judicata, see GN 03101.160 and GN 04040.010.
Advise claimant that new application involves the same issue and is based on the same
facts and law as the previous application; therefore, the prior determination is binding
on that issue.
Inform claimant of right to reconsideration on whether the issue is the same as that
If the reconsideration determination is that the issue is the one previously determined,
advise the claimant of the right to a hearing on whether the issue is the same as
that previously determined.