A final decision remains final unless reopened under the rules of administrative finality.
If a medical or work issue casts doubt on the correctness of a prior determination,
action which must be taken and guided by the rules of administrative finality, see
work-issue re-openings in DI 27505.001 and DI 13010.125.
For medical CDR processing instructions for beneficiaries with Tickets to Work, see
28001. 040 Cases with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Involvement (301 Cases)
Section 301 of the Social Security Disability Amendments of 1980, P.L. 96-265, provides
that in certain disability cases in which disability ceases in December 1980, or thereafter,
payment may continue after the physical and mental disability ceases, and if the beneficiary/recipient
is participating in an approved Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program.
In addition to payments to the beneficiary/recipient and any auxiliaries, hospital
insurance benefits, State services, Medicaid, and State supplementation, when applicable,
will continue until the objective of the VR program is reached or the beneficiary
stops participating. This provision is applicable to disability insurance benefit
(DIB), disabled widow(er) benefit (DWB), childhood disability benefit (CDB) beneficiaries,
career railroad workers or Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) annuitants, and Title XVI
recipients except blind recipients.
For procedures involving cases with participation in a VR or similar program, see