TN 2 (06-15)
In deciding whether MI occurred, consider only the impairment(s) present at the time of the comparison point decision (CPD).
For purposes of the MI step, consider the impairment(s) present at the time of the CPD only if the file at that time included medical evidence showing the existence of that impairment(s).
Do not consider an impairment(s) present at the time of the CPD if the file at that time contained only an allegation of that impairment(s), not supported by medical evidence.
Do not substitute current judgment for the judgment of the prior adjudicator in determining
whether CPD evidence documented the presence of a particular impairment(s).
DI 22505.000 Development of Medical Evidence of Record (MER)
DI 24501.015 Medical Evidentiary Issues