Review the case to determine that the correct Comparison Point Decision (CPD) folder
and supporting documentation have been received. Although relevant medical reports
from a paper CPD folder may be scanned, do not scan the entire paper CPD folder. It
is essential that the paper folder is routed along with the electronic CDR folder
to the next reviewing/adjudicating office.
The paper CPD folder will be used through all adjudicative levels of the CDR (e.g.,
Disability Hearings Unit (DHU), Administrative Law Judge [ALJ]). The current eCDR
determination establishes an electronic CPD folder for future CDR processing.
If the associated paper folder is not the correct CPD folder, complete an SSA-883
Assistance Request (AR) documenting that the CPD folder provided is not the correct
folder. Return the misrouted paper folder to the Field Office (FO); and request the
FO to obtain and furnish the appropriate folder
NOTE: The Disability Determination Services (DDS) maintains jurisdiction of the current
eCDR whether the CPD folder is paper or electronic.
2. Certified Electronic Folder (CEF)
If the associated CEF is not the correct CPD folder, unlink the incorrect CPD folder and link the appropriate folder. See Linking
and Unlinking the Comparison Point Decision (CPD) Folder - DI 81020.225, for how to link and unlink an electronic CPD folder.
NOTE: Any CEF can be linked to the eCDR.
Update the CPD Paper Folder Indicator (PFI), as appropriate. See Receipting an Electronic
Continuing Disability Review (eCDR) - DI 81020.205E.
3. Reviewing the Prior Folder for Age 18 Redeterminations
Review the case to ensure the correct prior folder and supporting documentation has
been received. Do not scan all the material from the prior paper folder into the CEF,
but only the medical evidence from the prior folder which is relevant to the current
determination. If an incorrect prior folder is received, follow the procedures in
Reviewing Electronic Continuing Disability Review (eCDR) Cases - DI
81020.215A., to correctly route the misdirected folder.