Citations:

20 CFR 404.1505, 404.1509, 416.905, 416.909

DI 24545.001 Postmyocardial Infarction (MI) Cases

A. Policy Principle

Evidence must show impairment will last for a period of 12 consecutive months or result in death.

B. Operating Policy

1. STABILITY POST MI

A period of recovery is needed post MI before stability is achieved.

2. EVALUATION POST MI

Evaluation of the clinical findings should ordinarily be no earlier than 3 months post MI in order to be able to adequately assess severity and duration.

3. EXCEPTION TO 3-MONTH GUIDELINE

An earlier decision is appropriate if the evidence is persuasive.


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DI 24545.001 - Postmyocardial Infarction (MI) Cases - 10/07/2009
Batch run: 10/07/2009
Rev:10/07/2009