TN 2 (08-15)

DI 28090.150 Rationale Content – Basis for the Disability Determination (All Cases)

A. Concluding statement

In the concluding statement in the rationale, we must clearly indicate:

  • the current determination (disability continues or no longer disabled);

  • the basis(es) on which the determination was made (meets, equals, med-voc, capable of substantial gainful activity (SGA), etc.);

  • whether more than one exception applies, or both medical improvement and an exception apply, the rationale acknowledges all bases for cessation documented in the file. For a rationale example, see DI 28090.300J;

  • the basis(es) codes from block 11 or 12 of the SSA-832 or SSA-833 (Cessation or Continuance of Disability or Blindness Determination and Transmittal); and

for a cessation determination, the month disability ceases and the month of disability termination. For a rationale example, see DI 28090.300H or DI 28090.300I.

B. Cessation date in the past

If disability ceased in the past explain the reason for the selected date. For a rationale example, see DI 28090.300R.

C. Extended period of eligibility (EPE) cases

In extended period of eligibility (EPE) cases specify only the cessation date, as the determination is a supplemental one. The disability termination date is related to work activity and is SSA jurisdiction. For a rationale example, see DI 28090.300F.


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DI 28090.150 - Rationale Content - Basis for the Disability Determination (All Cases) - 08/26/2015
Batch run: 08/26/2015
Rev:08/26/2015