A DE determination means a determination you make under the authority in DI 23023.001. These codes apply when a DE alone is responsible for the determination, including
when a medical consultant or psychological consultant (MC/PC) provided consultation
but did not sign disability forms.
You must enter one of the following disability-related list codes into Item 26D on
the Form SSA-831 (Disability Determination and Transmittal) for each fast-track claim:
360 – DE determination, no MC/PC involvement
361 – DE determination, MC/PC consultation only (no disability forms signed by the MC/PC
used in the determination)
362 – DE determination, MC/PC consultation with disability forms signed by the MC/PC
NOTE: Use code 361 when you are making the determination with verbal consultation with the MC/PC (e.g.,
required opinion regarding medical equivalence, verbal consultation, no disability
forms signed by an MC/PC).
NOTE: Use code 362 when asking for consultation (for any reason) and an MC/PC signed the disability
forms; however, the DE is still solely responsible for the determination as allowed
in DI 23023.001.