For a Group I exception, the rationale must indicate whether there is no MI, or MI
is not related to the ability to work. The rationale must also reflect consideration
of the ability to engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA). For more discussion
on SGA, see DI 28090.065.
If a Group II exception applies, and the evidence does not permit adjudication under
another basis, discuss the relevant Group II exception(s). For a rationale example,
see DI 28090.300R.
If the evidence raises a significant question as to whether a particular exception
applies, but the requirement(s) of that exception are not satisfied, include a brief
explanation in the rationale stating why that exception did not apply.
Whenever the exception(s) to MI are applied, the rationale must reflect the evidence
that establishes the criteria for a particular exception(s). If more than one exception
(or an exception(s) and MI) apply in a case, state this in the rationale. For a rationale
example, see DI 28090.300J.
If no exception applies at this point in the continuing disability review (CDR) evaluation
process, include a statement that no exception to MI applies and that disability continues.