The examiner and medical or psychological consultant each have a role in scheduling
We expect adjudicators to evaluate the individual case facts within the context of
the MIRS, rather than to apply the diary criteria mechanically.
However, we intend for adjudicators to:
interpret the MIE criteria for children more broadly than for adults, since children
may have a greater potential for improvement with age, and
closely adhere to the revised MINE criteria. This is because program experience has
shown infrequent cessation for individuals with the case characteristics specified
in the MINE criteria. Consequently, these types of cases do not generally warrant
expenditure of administrative dollars for reviews.