Upon completion of the disability hearing, the DHO will prepare and release the SSA-833-U5/SSA-832-U5
(or SSA-831-U5), the Notice of Disability Hearing Decision to the claimant and dispatch
the folder to INTPSC under cover of an SSA-408 annotated with appropriate identifying
remarks. If, however, the case is selected for QR sampling, the determination and
notice will not be released pending completion of the review.
NOTE: DHO decisions are excluded from any pre-effectuation review or reversal by INTPSC;
DHO's decision is subject only to a quality review by the DQB and a subsequent review
by the DHQRB of OD.
However, if in processing the postadjudicative action, an error is detected, or if
additional evidence is received that may affect the determination, prepare a memorandum
citing the problem and forward the case to the DHQRB of OD for resolution. Refer to
DI 27505.000. regarding the expiration of the specific time limits provided in the Act and/or
regulations for reopening and revising a determination.
1. Cessation affirmed by DHO
These cases will be returned to INTPSC for processing and retention during the appeals
period. (Cases selected for QR sample will be forwarded to the DQB for review.) INTPSC
will prepare all of the necessary adjustment notices and input forms to correct history
and adjust benefits, taking into consideration current payment status, representative
payee, overpayments, auxiliaries' benefits and other postadjudicative actions.
2. Cessation reversed to a continuance by DHO
Upon receipt of the folder from a DHO (the DQB or OD if it is a QR case), INTPSC will
take appropriate actions to reinstate, continue or adjust benefits as applicable and
notify the beneficiary of any adjustment actions in accordance with existing procedures.