Group I deficiencies are returned to the adjudicating component for correction with
some exceptions; i.e.,:
decisional deficiencies involving clear evidence that the claimant is engaging in
procedural documentation deficiencies involving work activity issues only.
These deficiencies are sent to the FO for resolution of the issue. Refer to GN 04440.205 through GN 04440.211 for group I deficiencies that are sent to the FO for resolution. Non-recorded procedural
documentation deficiencies in which the date last insured (DLI) for a Title II disabled worker claimant, the prescribed period for a disabled widow/er
claimant or age 22 for a childhood disability claimant must be documented or verified
are also sent to the FO for development. See GN 04440.235C.1.
In addition, concurrent Title II/Title XVI initial and reconsideration cases with
a group I medical or procedural documentation deficiency involving onset may be corrected
post-effectuation; i.e., payment can be effectuated on the Title XVI claim while the
development is being undertaken for the Title II claim. See GN 04440.207.