The POD is the earliest date that disability can be established based on non-medical
The POD “alerts” the disability examiner that there are non-medical factors present
that, if supported by the medical evidence, could establish an onset date earlier
or later than the AOD.
The POD is entered in the Potential Onset screen on the Electronic Disability Collect
System 3367 and in item 3 of the paper Form SSA-3367-F4 (Disability Report - Field
Office) and is for DDS use for development purposes. See DI 11005.045B.1.c.