TN 3 (09-21)

DI 28090.025 Rationale Content - The Individual’s Reason(s) for Continued Entitlement or Eligibility

A. Documentation of subjective complaints in the rationale

The rationale will include a brief statement outlining the physical and/or mental conditions and symptoms that the individual said limited his or her ability to work. The adjudicator will include all medical conditions and complaints reported by the individual during the field office (FO) interview, as well as any additional conditions, complaints, allegations, or observations subsequently reported by the FO, by medical sources or other sources, or to the Disability Determination Services directly. The adjudicator must specifically address any allegations of pain and any subjective symptoms.

B. References

  • DI 24501.020 Establishing a Medically Determinable Impairment (MDI)

  • DI 25210.005 Factors We Consider When We Evaluate The Effects Of Your Impairment(s) On Your Functioning (Section 416.924a(b)(1)-(2)

  • Social Security Ruling (SSR) 16-3p, “Titles II and XVI: Evaluation of Symptoms in Disability Claims”


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DI 28090.025 - Rationale Content - The Individual’s Reason(s) for Continued Entitlement or Eligibility - 09/22/2021
Batch run: 09/22/2021
Rev:09/22/2021