TN 2 (09-14)
If you eventually locate the lost folder, the DDS associates the original folder with
the reconstructed folder based on the following criteria.
If you have not completed a determination, consider the material in the original folder
before making the determination.
If you prepared a determination and mailed the notice to the beneficiary, review the
original folder material and consider whether to reopen the determination under the
rules for reopening in DI 27505.001 Conditions for Reopening a Final Determination or Decision.