Develop and resolve potential non-medical SGA denials and make all applicable claim
folder inputs. If an SGA denial is appropriate:
complete all SGA development,
prepare a denial, and date, and
However, if you defer medical development because a potential SGA denial exists, resolve
the non-medical factor (s) before sending the medical portion of the claim to the
DDS. For guidelines on processing SGA denials in EDCS, see DI 81010.140.