DI 23501.070 Prisoner Case Request for Reconsideration
Unless otherwise indicated, follow existing instructions in Reconsideration Case Processing - DI 27000.000 for processing requests for reconsideration of medical determinations made by the disability determination service (DDS) in prisoner cases. Responsibility for reconsideration determinations of disability-related issues and final notices rests with the DDS. The field office (FO) develops these cases to the extent possible under existing instructions prior to forwarding the case to the DDS. Responsibility for reconsideration determinations when suspension of benefits is contested rests with the FO and other offices, not with the DDS.