A face-to-face evidentiary hearing, i.e., a disability hearing, is available at the
reconsideration level of appeal for individuals who receive medically based cessation determinations
or medically based adverse reopening determinations.
CDR reconsideration affirmation determinations and reconsideration affirmation determinations
of adverse reopenings are excluded from the QR sample if the individual has elected
to receive a disability hearing and the case must be sent to the DHU.