Obtain the prior folder. However, do not delay scheduling interviews with the individuals and/or their representative payees
while awaiting receipt of the folder. If a folder is not received within 30 days,
do not delay initiating the disability redetermination.
If the folder is not received or cannot be found within 30 days, do not attempt to
reconstruct the folder. (Because MIRS is not applicable to these cases, the prior
folder is not essential as in CDRs.) However, if the folder is subsequently received,
forward it to the DDS.
Forward the disability development forms and any medical evidence received to the
DDS following the disability interview. Use a brown folder. Do not use the modular
Current Folder Located in Other Offices
See SM 01201.225 regarding folder requests.
Do not request folders from the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
offices or from the DDS Disability Hearings Unit (DHU). If a reconsideration or a
hearing is pending on the case, contact should be made with the ODAR hearing office
or DHU having jurisdiction for the purposes of coordinating activities.