It may not always be possible to complete a CDR immediately. The DDS may defer such
CDRs, if it falls into one of the following categories:
Reasons unrelated to the disability, e.g., weather, travel, hospitalization (short
Life-threatening situations (but only upon regional office approval).
The DDS will contact the regional office for guidance on any case they believe needs
deferral. For further information on the CDR deferral process, see DI 28003.010.