TN 51 (05-22)
Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs) and Age 18 Redeterminations are no longer excluded
from electronic folder case processing. All State Disability Determination Services
(DDS) are able to process these cases electronically.
The Field Office (FO) continues to serve as the starting point for CDRs. While many
CDRs involve paper Comparison Point Decision (CPD) folders, some cases have electronic
CPD folders. The new electronic capability allows CPD folders to be linked with the
electronic CDR and processed entirely in an electronic environment.
Limited case identifying data is captured in new Electronic Disability Collect System
(EDCS) screens for eCDRs.
CPD folders that are electronic remain electronic. For CPD folders that are paper,
the DDS has the option of either preparing a detailed CDR rationale that describes
the CPD evidence or scanning the relevant CPD documents into the eCDR folder.
The system tracks whether the CPD folder is electronic or paper. The paper CPD folder
follows the eCDR through the adjudication process.
The CDR is processed electronically. All folder documentation for the CDR is captured
and stored in the electronic folder. This establishes an electronic CPD folder for
NOTE: While the original paper CPD file will not be routinely retrieved, it will be available
should it be needed by a subsequent reviewer such as an ALJ.
A new electronic folder is created for the CDR. The electronic folder created at the
CDR level contains information and/or documents that are relevant to the CDR level
only. While CPD documents from the initial/reconsideration/hearing may be scanned
or copied into the CDR folder, they are still contained in the original paper or electronic
folder for the initial/reconsideration determination and hearing decision.
The Case Data section of eView contains data keyed into EDCS by the FO for the CDR
level. Data from prior level(s) is not available in the eCDR folder, but can be accessed
by opening the prior level using eView.
The Case Documents section of eView contains electronic documents for the CDR level.
If the CPD folder is electronic, all documents from that folder, if linked will be
copied into the eCDR folder and displayed in eView with a level of “CPD”. The documents
will remain in the original folder, as well as, the eCDR folder.
If the CPD folder is paper, the documents are not stored electronically. Only documents
selected by the DDS to be scanned into the eCDR will be in the electronic folder.