Goodnight class members eligible for relief will have his/her claim(s) redetermined at the
reconsideration level unless consolidated at the Office of Hearings Operations (OHO)
level. This review consists of a review of the evidence of record to determine if
the class member was disabled during the period covered by the class claim.
If the claim file evidence is inadequate to assess the potentially eligible plaintiff's
impairment(s) during the time period covered by the class claim, the Utah DDS shall
attempt to secure and/or develop any further evidence that may be necessary, in accordance
with normal claims development procedures. In addition, a potentially eligible plaintiff
will be permitted to submit any additional evidence relevant to the time period being
redetermined in the class claim and such evidence will be considered in making the
If the redetermination results in a finding that the individual was disabled during
the period covered by the class claim, the Utah DDS will reopen the Goodnight claim(s) and assess disability from the date of the original Goodnight claim(s) through the date of the new determination or the onset date of a more recent
If a claim is reopened, SSA will attempt to obtain updated medical records and the
potentially eligible plaintiff shall cooperate in accordance with the requirements
set forth in 20 C.F.R. 404.1512-1519(p) and 416.912-919(p).
See DI 52510.020 for a complete discussion of DDS processing of Goodnight class claims.