DI 40505.130 Current Evidence Required

A. Operating policy

Current evidence may be required:

  • If previous determination appears erroneous.

  • If advances in medical technology or vocational therapy or technology for a particular impairment raise a CDR issue.

B. Procedure

1. Prior error indicated

If error indicated (DI 28020.355 through DI 28020.375):

  1. a. 

    Establish CDIO with SSA-3500 (SM 01305.825).

  2. b. 

    Prepare SSA-5526-U3:

    • Request FO to initiate CDR.

    • Request DDS to make a CDR determination and an initial determination if there is a new claim. Tell DDS reopening prior determination may be appropriate- refer to DI 27501.000. If prior determination found not to be in error, it must be adopted for new claim.

  3. c. 

    Forward the case to the FO.

2. New technology or therapy

Instructions will be issued if improved treatment methods or changes in vocational therapy or technology justify conducting CDRs before the scheduled CDR date.

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DI 40505.130 - Current Evidence Required - 08/11/2015
Batch run: 08/11/2015