Use the current rules in all CDRs except for the situation listed below.
EXCEPTION: Use the prior rules at CDR only if all the following apply:
This is the first CDR for the claim(s) after March 27, 2017, and
There is no medical improvement related to the ability to work, and
All full medical determination(s) made in the claim(s) under review were made using
the prior rules.
NOTE: This first CDR will establish a new CPD after March 27, 2017. Decide the subsequent
CDR(s) using the current rules.
REMINDER: When a claim was initially allowed because the claimant’s impairment met a listing,
and the listing is now obsolete, if you get to step 4 of the CDR sequential evaluation
process, you will need to evaluate the claim under the obsolete listing. See DI 28005.015.
NOTE: The “MedEV” indicator in some CDRs will erroneously display “Prior Rules” when in
fact the current rules apply. Be aware of this possibility and remember to change
the indicator value when appropriate.
For more information, see The CDR Evaluation Process in subchapter DI 28005.000.