Cite a group I medical documentation deficiency when the medical documentation in
file is insufficient to support the disability determination. Specifically, the medical
documentation is insufficient to determine MI, including whether there has been MI,
or whether MI is related to the ability to work.
This deficiency includes unresolved conflicting evidence on the issue of materiality
or insufficient documentation of all other alleged or potential non-DAA impairments,
when DAA is material.
MI exceptions include:
Whether, in the absence of MI, new medical evidence and a new assessment of RFC show
that an individual is a beneficiary of advances in medical or vocational therapy or
Whether new or improved diagnostic techniques demonstrate that an individual’s impairment
is not as disabling as it was considered at the time of the last determination.