Generally, the DDS will receive the age 18 cases from the FO with the Disability Redetermination
Flag (see DI 23570.110) stapled to the top of the file identifying the case as an age 18 disability redetermination
case to be adjudicated under P.L. 104-193. However, some age 18 cases and most, if
not all, newly identified childhood disability redetermination cases, may be received
as CDRs and then identified by the DDS as requiring a disability redetermination instead
of a CDR.
If the prior file is not available, the FO will place the new disability material
in a brown folder and staple the flag to the top of the folder. (Since this is to
be a new medical determination using the initial standards, and the evidence will
be developed as though it is a new claim and a determination made without regard to
the previous determination, the prior file is not as critical as in CDRs). While the
DDS may make a determination on a disability redetermination that is initiated by
the FO without the folder, the DDS may not decide that a childhood case initiated
as a CDR should have a disability redetermination without a review of the prior folder.
A decision that an age 18 disability redetermination is appropriate in lieu of a CDR
can be made based on systems coding if that coding shows that a CDR or disability
redetermination was not done after age 18 or, if a CDR was done after age 18, it is
clear from the system that the prior continuance was not based on consideration of
the adult standard applicable to initial claims. (See DI 23570.010B.1.b.)
Receipt the case as a CDR using the following codes:
02 — Childhood Disability Redetermination Case
NOTE: Once the original childhood redetermination workload is completed, it will be unusual
to receive a case from the FO identified as a childhood disability redetermination.
04 — Age 18 Disability Redetermination Case