TN 31 (01-00)
DI 23570.002 Glossary and General Explanation of Applicable Terms
A. Age 18 Cases
For purposes of disability adjudication an individual is an adult and subject to the adult disability standards upon attainment of age 18. An age 18 case is any case in which the individual was eligible in the month before the month of attainment of age 18, attained age 18 on or after August 22, 1996, and for whom a disability redetermination or CDR using the adult standard was not performed after the attainment of age 18.
NOTE: An age 18 disability redetermination is never applicable to an individual who attained age 18 before August 22, 1996.
B. Childhood (Under Age 18) Cases
For purposes of disability adjudication under P.L. 104-193, a child is an individual under age 18 and is subject to the definition of disability for individuals under the age of 18.
C. Disability Redetermination
Disability redetermination means a new determination of an individual's eligibility based on disability using the rules for new applicants appropriate to the individual's age, except the rules pertaining to performance of substantial gainful activity (SGA). (See DI 23570.001 ff.) For individuals who are working, apply the rules in SI 02302.001 ff. concerning the work incentive provisions of sections 1619(a) and 1619(b) of the Act. In conducting a disability redetermination, the DDS willnot use the MIRS rules for determining whether disability continues set forth in DI 28001.001 ff.