Cases received from OHO that require supplemental actions will be referred for special
attention to the Recon Staff in ODO and to the PSC/DRS. Ordinarily, such cases will
require processing of unadjudicated applications in file for consideration of a claimant's
worsening condition after the period covered by the ALJ's decision.
Claims files containing dismissal action also will be reviewed for consideration of
any new evidence or information received since the last determination was rendered.
When the hearing decision contains a remark about possible rehabilitation services,
forward copies of pertinent evidence from the file to the DDS for an evaluation of
rehabilitation potential. Prepare copies of the materials shown in DI 26520.025, including the disability determination, reports of disability interviews, the medical
development summary, and current medical and vocational evaluation reports, as well
as the hearing decision and list of exhibits. Forward these copies by an SSA-408 route
slip to the appropriate DDS annotated “ALJ suggested possible rehabilitation services. Please screen for possible VR referral.”