The chart in DI 27021.005 – Reconsideration Documentation and Supplemental Rationale Preparation shows:
Issues that are currently required to be documented and rationalized in the disability
decision making process;
Where the issues are usually documented in the file so that they do not have to be
repeated in a separate summary decision rationale.
If these issues are not documented elsewhere in the file, the simplified procedures
permit preparation of a supplemental rationale according to the instructions in DI 27021.005 – Reconsideration Documentation and Supplemental Rationale Preparation.
NOTE: The simplified rationale instructions are in place until the nationwide launch of
the electronic claims analysis tool (eCAT). DDS sites currently using eCAT, should follow the procedures provided to their staff.