Take the following actions on unfavorable DDS adjudications.
Do not input determination to MBR or SSR.
The DDS will prepare and release notice. (No FO action required on notice).
Retain folder during the appeal period.
NOTE: The determinations of the DDS may be appealed to an ALJ. DI 12548.015 sets out special requirements for Settlement Subclass members whose claims are not
Individuals whose pending claims in OHA were consolidated at the DDS level are automatically
entitled to a hearing before an ALJ, i.e., the individual does not have to request
a hearing. The DDS will send these cases directly to the servicing OHA hearing office.