Send a notice to the claimant and, if appropriate, to the claimant’s representative
explains the 12-month duration requirement;
discusses the recent date of the impairment(s) onset; and
states the month, day, and year for which you need evidence in order to make a determination.
For a sample letter on notifying the claimant of medical deferment, see NL 00705.755.
REMINDER: When you defer a claim, place a copy of the notice in the case file (electronic or
paper) and notify the field office of the deferment by posting a message in eView.