TN 1 (04-89)
This section describes the first level rebuttal actions the DRS takes when it disagrees
with a deficiency and DQB actions when it rescinds or affirms the deficiency.
DRS prepares a memorandum to the DQB chief that explains the DRS position on the deficiency
and addresses each area of disagreement.
DRS sendsthe memorandum and folder to the DQB.
Rescind the deficiency.
Prepare a results form.
Return the claim to the DRS to effectuate the determination.
Arrange an informal meetingbetween the DQB and DRS directors, or their designees.
Include a regional medical consultant if a medical issue is involved and /or a vocational
specialist if a vocational issue is involved.
Prepare a meeting summaryand place it in the folder.
Take the consensus actionto rescind or affirm the deficiency. (The DRS will take the consensus action.)
If consensus cannot be reached, prepare a memorandum to the DRS director explaining
the DQB position.
If the DRS still disagrees,it will immediately pursue a second level rebuttal.
If at any time during the first level rebuttal the issue being resolved requires policy
clarification, the claim must be immediately referred to OD for a policy ruling.
DRS prepares a memorandum that clearly explains the policy issue.
DRS sends the memorandum and folder to the DQB.
Send the folder to OD through the Disability Programs Branch.
Monitor to insure that a fast response is received.
When the policy issue is resolved, take action on the deficiency that is consistent
with the OD policy ruling.
Send the folder and OD policy ruling to the DRS to take final actionon the claim.