Review the claim folder to determine if the Disability Determination Services (DDS)
or the Office of Hearings Operations (OHO) made a medical determination or decision
using the adult sequential evaluation after the recipient attained age 18. Usually,
the date of the favorable disability DDS determination is an appropriate indicator
the date of the DDS determination is before the date the person attained age 18, assume
the DDS did not apply the adult criteria; or
the DDS determination was on or after the date the person attained age 18, review
the Remarks section on the form SSA-831, see DI 26510.095.
In addition, the Type of Master Record (TMR) data on an SSR query reply should reflect
the change from disabled child (DC) to disabled individual (DI) status (For example,
“TMR:DC, DI-mm/yy,” where mm/yy are the month and year following the month and year
in which the individual attained age 18), see DI 81010.232. If the FO is uncertain whether the DDS applied the adult criteria, the FO should
contact the regional office (RO) disability coordinator, see DI 13005.020I.3.