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 fully favorable determination, no further development
In these cases, 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).
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”.
NOTE: MCs and PCs must give priority to QDD and CAL cases.