TN 2 (01-08)
DI 23020.030 Hardship Situations
In processing cases, situations may arise that will require individual consideration and judgment with regard to expediting certain hardship cases. While most disability cases could be described as “hardship” situations, the decision to expedite processing may defeat the effectiveness of any priority plan for the processing of cases. Therefore, the facts of a given case, and consideration of the estimated time in which such a case might be expected to be processed, i.e., additional development required, consultation, etc., should be carefully weighed in determining whether a case should be given priority processing.