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.