The FO sends the PC a request for a disability determination made by DDS for a widow(er)
under age 50 receiving mother's or father's benefits or a widow(er) age 60-64 who
alleges a disability after the prescribed period ends.
NOTE: The prescribed period for Medicare purposes extends to age 65 rather than age 60
for DWB cases.
This chart reminds all of FO responsibilities:
NOTE: The FO is also responsible for adjudicating all allowances, withdrawals, or denials
of claims for disability benefits except as listed in DI 40101.010A (in this section).