Determine if the Request for Reconsideration can be processed electronically as follows:
Certified Electronic Folder (CEF) Overview, see DI
81001.005 to determine if the appeal can be processed without a paper folder. If so, follow
instructions in DI 81010.150.
If the case cannot be processed as a CEF, but an Electronic Disability Collect System
(EDCS) record can be created, follow instructions in DI 81010.020.
NOTE: For CEFs and non-CEF EDCS cases, see DI 81001.005. See DI 81010.150C for reconsideration forms. For non-EDCS cases, the following paper documents may
be in the Modular Disability Folder (MDF):
In addition to the initial claims material, the reconsideration claims file may also
contain the following Field Office (FO) development.
This is used for reconsideration requests in initial claims. See GN 03102.225 for completion instructions.
This report is used for both adult and child claimants. See DI 12095.030.
The FO completes item 9 and, if applicable, items 10-12,
See DI 11005.045 Completing the Paper Form SSA-3367-F5 (Disability Report – Field Office).
Information about appointment of representatives is located in GN 03910.040.
This form is completed in all cases.
If necessary, this form is used to explain any issues such as explanation of good
cause for late filing, when applicable.
Instructions for sending MER to the DDS are located in DI 81010.125 Receiving Medical Evidence in the Field Office and DI 81010.135 for the CEF. See also DI 11010.485, DI 11010.500, DI 11010.505 and DI
11010.510 for non-EDCS cases.
This form is used in childhood reconsideration cases per DI
DI 12005.005 - Document and Develop the Reconsideration Request of an Unfavorable Medical Decision.