When a claimant files for a reconsideration of an initial medical determination, but
fails or refuses to complete the necessary forms or to provide additional evidence
to support the request, the DDS has jurisdiction and makes a determination based on
the available information, as outlined in DI 23007.000, Failure to Cooperate.
NOTE: The FO should make a reasonable effort to complete the appropriate forms (e.g., SSA-3441-F6,
SSA-827) and secure supporting evidence before forwarding the reconsideration to the
DDS as outlined in DI 81010.150 - Processing Claims Appeals of Medical Decisions in Electronic Disability Collect
System (EDCS). The DDS is required to follow up on FO requests for required forms;