When possible, the FO must time the interview to coordinate the age-18 redetermination
and non-medical redetermination (RZ) interviews, so that the Disability Determination
Services (DDS) will receive the case on or after the date that the disabled individual
attains age 18. In some cases forwarded to the DDS, the DDS may determine that an
age-18 redetermination is required instead of a continuing disability review (CDR).
These cases will be disabled individuals who were first eligible as children who have
attained age 18, and had never been subject to an age-18 redetermination or equivalent
as determined by the DDS after attaining age 18. For additional information on cases
identified as an age-18 determinations in the DDS, see DI 23570.010B.1.b.
NOTE: The DDS will determine whether to apply the adult criteria to a case. However, if
the FO recognizes that a disabled individual should have been subject to an age-18
redetermination, the FO may initiate the age-18 redetermination.