The regulations provide for eligibility at least until the attainment of age 1 in
cases where a child has major congenital organ dysfunction that could be expected
to result in death within the first year of life without surgical correction and the
impairment is expected to be disabling (because of residual impairment following surgery,
or the recovery time required, or both) -- see DI 25225.060, example 8. If the CPD occurred after the surgery, the findings relevant to medical
severity include findings prior to the surgery. In these cases, the pre-surgery findings
should be used to determine if there has been a change in symptoms, signs, and/or
laboratory findings relevant to current severity.