The field office (FO) must determine whether the individual currently filing a claim
has previously filed for disability benefits administered by SSA. Document ALL prior filings with a medical determination or decision, or SGA denial on the paper
Form SSA-3367–F5 (or the EDCS 3367). The DDS does not need technical denials (e.g.,
N13, N04, N18, 090).
NOTE: If a claimant files a new disability application and has a prior disability claim
for the same title and benefit type pending at any level of administrative review, see DI 51501.001 — Procedural Change for Subsequent Disability Applications Effective July 28, 2011.