DI 28040.115 Verification of Continued Impairment Severity -- General
Since MINE or MINE-Equivalent impairments are not expected to improve, the main purpose
of the third party contact is to verify the continued severity of the impairment(s)
as alleged by the individual/payee.
A current medical source must be called for this verification when possible. However,
other third party contacts can be made (see DI 28040.125 ) if there is no medical source and certain conditions are met.