An age-18 redetermination is a new determination using the initial standards of disability
for adults. If the case has a prior paper folder create the age-18 redetermination
in EDCS, see DI 81010.232. The DDS will develop the current evidence as though it is a new claim and make a
disability determination without regard to the previous determination.
The DDS may decide that a child case initiated as a CDR should have an age-18 redetermination
after reviewing the prior folder. Generally, the prior folder is not as critical as
it is in a normal CDR; however, scan all relevant school and medical records into
the current age-18 redetermination folder. For additional information on documenting
and copying relevant evidence, see DI 81020.230 and DI 22501.001.