After receiving sufficient medical and vocational evidence that indicates the claimant’s
impairment(s) meets or equals criteria in the Listing of Impairments or that medical
and vocational factors indicate a favorable determination, no further development
In these cases, take one of the following two actions:
submit the evidence to a medical or psychological consultant (MC/PC) to determine
the sufficiency of the evidence and to assess the severity of the impairment(s); or
process the case using disability examiner (DE) authority for Compassionate Allowances
(CAL) and Quick Disability Determinations (QDD) cases, as detailed in DI 23023.001.
In concurrent cases, if there is not at least one fully or partially favorable claim
in the case, remove the case from CAL and QDD processing, using as a removal reason,
“All Claims in the case are denials”.
IMPORTANT: CAL and QDD cases are NOT subject to single decisionmaker (SDM) processing rules.
An MC/PC must review ALL CAL and QDD medical determinations not processed using DE
authority as described in DI 23023.001.
NOTE: MCs and PCs must give priority to QDD and CAL cases.
DI 23022.055 Adding, Removing, Modifying, and Reinstating Compassionate Allowances, and Removing
Quick Disability Determination Fast-Track Cases
DI 23023.001 Disability Examiner Authority for Quick Disability Determinations and Compassionate
Allowance Initiative Cases
DI 26510.000 Completion of Form SSA-831-C3/U3 – Title II, Title XVI, and Concurrent Claims