TN 1 (05-05)
DI 80550.120 Case Closure
A. Case Closure – General
A user can enter and save disposition information at any point in the hearing process by selecting [Save], until the final disposition, when the user selects [Save and Close]. It is important to note that once [Save and Close] is selected, a user can edit representative fee petition information only.
An additional feature provided by CPMS is the special review notification process. CPMS immediately notifies the user when a case is designated for special review (Profile 5) and prepares a transmittal with the appropriate address during disposition. The case can be mailed immediately as directed by the transmittal.
B. Rules for Closing a Case
The following rules apply when closing a case in CPMS:
For a concurrent case, enter disposition information for each claim type.
CPMS propagates case routing location.
CPMS immediately indicates if the case is selected for special review (selected for PER).
An ALJ must complete AVID on all favorable/partially favorable dispositions.
Once a user selects [Save & Close Case], case disposition is final and no-one can edit the case.
Resolve any open items in the To Do List (excluding representative fee petition items), prior to disposition.
Edits/errors are only displayed after [Save & Close Case] is selected.
The Hearing Level Disposition information is VIEW ONLY after [Save & Close Case] is selected.
Once you select [Save & Close Case], CPMS displays the Transmittal Worksheet.