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.