If the issue has not already been addressed by the DDS/Disability Hearing Officer(DHO)/Administrative
Law Judge (ALJ), the FO will initiate a CDR or consider an adverse reopening of the
Title II determination whenever there is an unfavorable action on a disability redetermination.
Normally, the DDS/DHO /ALJ will have addressed this issue. The FO will not delay implementation
of the Title XVI determination pending action on the Title II claim. Because the standard
for continuing disability is different than the standard applied with respect to a
redetermination, it is not unlikely that disability will cease on the Title XVI case
while disability is continued under Title II.
Once eligibility is continued based on an age 18 disability redetermination, the case
will be treated, for all purposes, as an adult (DI) claim.
A cessation will act as a permanent bar to the cross title adoption of any favorable
determination that pre-dates the cessation action.
REMINDER: The field office may never adopt a pre-age 18 Title XVI disability determination
to a Title II claim.