A DDS disability hearing is an evidentiary meeting that provides the claimant an opportunity
to review the evidence, introduce new evidence, and present his or her objections
to an unfavorable medical determination before a DHO.
NOTE: The DDS disability hearing at the reconsideration level applies to CDR determinations
only, and does not apply to initial disability determinations claims.
For information on initial disability claims, see DI 12005.001 Documenting a Request for Reconsideration of an Initial Disability Claim.