AR 00-1(4) applies to determinations or decisions at the initial, reconsideration,
administrative law judge (ALJ), or Appeals Council (AC) level when the following are
The adjudicator is deciding a subsequent disability claim with an unadjudicated period
arising under the same title or a different title of the Act as a prior disability
There was a decision by the ALJ or AC on the prior claim and such decision has become
final (See DI 52715.010B.3.); and
The claimant resides in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia or West
Virginia at the time of the determination or decision on the subsequent claim at the
initial, reconsideration, ALJ, or AC level.
NOTE: The AR does not apply when the requirements for disability on one claim under the
same or a different title (e.g., a prior title XVI child disability claim on which
there was a final decision by an ALJ) are not identical to the requirements for disability
on the other claim (e.g., a current title XVI adult disability claim).