When transferring a case in EDCS, the selection software determines whether the case
qualifies for Compassionate Allowances (CAL) fast-track processing; and, the Predictive
Model (PM) identifies cases for Quick Disability Determinations (QDD) fast-track processing.
When the field office (FO) selects a case, an onscreen message prompts them to complete
full non-medical development. The FO must select OK to close the message box to proceed
with the transfer.
NOTE: The selection software for CAL and the PM for QDD does not consider cases that are
fully paper (all claims in the case are EDCS exclusions). You must establish at least
one of the claims in EDCS for the selection software to consider the case for CAL,
or for the PM to consider the case for QDD. The official folder may be a Certified
Electronic Folder (CEF) or a paper Modular Disability Folder (MDF).
If the disability determination services (DDS) identifies CAL criteria for a fully
paper claim, the DDS and FO follow normal expedited claim procedures, such as those
used for terminal illness (TERI) cases.