If the current impairment(s) meets or medically equals the severity of impairment
in the current Listing of Impairments, disability continues:
prepare a determination with the appropriate reexamination diary;
use appropriate meets or equals continuance code; and
NOTE: Do not use “Disability Continues – Data From Most Recent Prior Favorable Medical
Determination Insufficient to Assess Medical Improvement.”
show listing code 256 (Lost Folder Case) in item 34 of the SSA-832/833-U5 (Continuance
or Cessation of Disability or Blindness Determination and Transmittal – Title XVI/Continuance
or Cessation of Disability or Blindness Determination and Transmittal - Title II).
NOTE: The field office will pay retroactive benefits after it fully develops all non-disability
factors of entitlements, including work issues, if appropriate.
REMINDER: You must complete an SSA-538 (Childhood Disability Evaluation Form) for all title
XVI child CDRs.