Although these infants have higher birth weights than those described in listing 100.04A,
they are small for gestational age under SSA’ rules, a condition that tends to be associated with a poor long-term prognosis. For infants
found disabled under listing 100.04B (birth weight between 1250 grams – 2000 grams),
set a minimum diary date at 24 months of chronological age. The DDS consultant may decide that
longer diaries are appropriate in some cases.
See the table in listing 100.04B to determine “small for gestational age” under our
Problems such as intraventricular hemorrhage and retinopathy of prematurity are less
common in gestationally more mature infants. When they are present, however, take
this information into account when setting the diary date.