DI 81020.225 Linking and Unlinking the Comparison Point Decision (CPD) Folder
The Field Office (FO) links only one CPD folder to an Electronic Continuing Disability Review (eCDR). If the case has multiple prior determinations, the Disability Determination Services (DDS) may determine that the CPD folder linked by the FO is not correct. The DDS has the ability to unlink the incorrect folder and link the correct folder.
A. Linking the CPD Folder
To associate the correct CPD folder(s) with the eCDR, use the Folder Linking option located under the Case Documents tab in eView. The office with jurisdiction of the case can unlink the incorrect folder(s), and link the correct folder(s). See “Folder Unlinking”.
You may link multiple prior Certified Electronic Folders (CEFs) to an eCDR case, if appropriate. Electronic linking allows you to place Annotations, Bookmarks and Categories (ABCs) on all documents in the eCDR CEF, including electronically-linked CPD documents. All ABCs are removed from the prior CEF if it is unlinked from the eCDR.
NOTE: Older CEF documents may be electronically archived and, if selected for linking, may take several minutes to retrieve. Electronic documents in the CEF are archived after 3 years, but are still available in eView. It may take several minutes to retrieve archived documents each time they are retrieved.
B. Unlinking the CPD Folder
Unlink any CEF case in eView under the Case Documents tabs if:
The case is not relevant to the CPD review;
You establish the CPD folder is a paper file; or
The folder status is “Unable to Locate” (UTL). This refers only to a paper CPD folder.
If the CPD folder is changed from a CEF to paper, update the CPD paper folder indicator (PFI) to reflect that change. For instructions on updating the PFI, see Receipting an Electronic Continuing Disability Review (eCDR) - DI 81020.205E.