NL 00710.005 Index of Guide Paragraphs

A. Opening Paragraphs

 Paragraph
Reference to Letter or Telephone Inquiry—First Response1000
Reference to Letter or Telephone Inquiry—Subsequent Response1001
Reply to Inquiry From Outgoing Member of Congress (Reply to New Member)1002
Inquiries Addressed to the President1003
Acknowledgement Has Already Been Sent for the President1004
Especially Interesting or Complimentary Letter Directed to the President1005

B. Interim Response Paragraphs

 Paragraph
Acknowledgements1050
Case in DO—Report Received1051
Case Recently Sent to DO1052
Case Being Sent to DO for Personal Explanation of Denial Decision1053
Case Sent or Being Sent to DO and DDS—Reconsideration Requested1054
Denied Case Being Re-evaluated—Being Sent to DO and DDS1055
Case Being Returned to DDS through DO—Additional Non-Medical Development Required1056
Case in DDS—Report Received1057
Case Recently Sent to DDS1058
Case in DDS for Reconsideration—Report Received1059
Request for Reconsideration—Case in DDS1060
Case Being Sent to DDS for Re-evaluation1061
Case Being Sent to DDS for Additional Information and Re-evaluation1062
Case Returned to DDS for Further Consideration1063
Case Returned to DDS for Additional Medical Development1064

C. Decision Paragraphs

 Paragraph
Allowance of DIB1100
Allowance—DIB—Period of Disability Begins Later Than Alleged Onset Due to Date Earnings Requirement First Met1100.2
Closed Period1103
Initial Denial—Disability Requirements Not Met1104
Initial Denial—Engaged in SGA1104.1
Initial Denial—Earnings Requirements Not Met1105
Reconsideration Denial-Disability Requirements Not Met1106
Reconsideration Denial-Earnings Requirement Not Met1107
Denial Upheld by ALJ—No Subsequent Appeal Action Taken1108
Denial of Subsequent Application1109
Cessation-Initial1110
Cessation-Benefits Previously Suspended Pending Completion of CDI1111
Cessation—Reconsideration1112
Cessation Affirmed Upon Reconsideration—New Application Denied1113

D. Requirements of Law and Regulations Paragraphs

 Paragraph
Earnings Requirement—General and Specific1150
DIB and Freeze—Disability Requirements1151
DIB and Freeze—Disability and Earnings Requirements1152
DWB—Disability Requirements1152.1
DWB—Disability and Specified 7-Year Requirements—General1152.2
DWB—Severe Impairment Alleged to Have Existed in The Past But Does Not Exist At Any Time Within the Specified 7-year Period1152.3
Childhood Disability Requirements1154
Willful Failure to Follow Prescribed Treatment1155
DIB—Explanation of Continuing Eligibility1156
DIB-CDB Cessation—Not Disabled1157
DWB Cessation—Not Disabled1157.1
DIB-CDB Cessation—Work Activity—Trial Work Period1158
DWB Cessation-Work Activity—Trial Work Period1158.1
DIB-DWB-CDB Cessation—Not Disabled vs Work Activity Cessation1159
Variations on Law Paragraphs1160
Medically Determinable, Definition of1161
SGA, Definition of1162
Five-month Waiting Period1163
Extended Period of Eligibility1164
Inability to Engage in SGA Not Established—DIB or CDB Claimant Confined to Hospital, Institution, etc1170

E. Adjudicative Process Paragraphs

 Paragraph
Determination Making Process1200
Reconsideration—Rationale for Reconsideration Process1201

F. Procedural and Informational Paragraphs

 Paragraph
Adequate Medical Evidence1250
Claimant's Responsibility for Furnishing Medical Evidence1251
Dissatisfaction With Consultative Examination1252
Attending Physician's Conclusion (General)1253
Attending Physician's Conclusion (Specific Physician)1254
Claimant Mentions Inability to Do Former Work1255
Claimant Mentions Inability to Find Suitable Work1256
Claimant Mentions Lack of Job Opportunities in His Locality1257
Advice Re Inability to Engage in SGA1258
Advice Re Future Decision to Follow Prescribed Treatment1259
Advice Re Worsening of Condition1260
Advice Re Worsening of Condition—Cessation Case1261
Advice Re Worsening of Condition—Cessation Case—Reference to No Waiting Period1262
Reconsideration Paragraphs1263
Hearing Paragraphs1264
Claimant Did Not Appeal Initial Decision1265
Claimant Did Not Appeal Reconsideration Decision1266
Hearing Pending1267
No Determination Made as to Disability1268
Subsequent Application—No Determination Made as to Disability1269
Auxiliary Beneficiaries1270
Another Disability Program Mentioned1271
Favorable Disability Determination by Another Agency/Program1271.1
P and T Pension Award by Veterans Administration1272
Individual Complains About Others With Same Impairment Receiving Benefits1273
Referral to VR for Rehabilitation Services1275
Purpose of DIB—Status Requirements1276
Reply to Request for Lowering the Age at Which Retirement Benefits are First Payable1277
Eligibility for RIB at Age 621278
Refund of Social Security Contributions1279
Individual in Need of Financial Assistance1280
Explanation for Processing Time—Obtaining Medical Evidence1281
Evaluation—Use of Listings1282

G. Railroad Employment Paragraphs

 Paragraph
General Explanation to Wage Earner1300
Not Insured Under Social Security1301
Freeze Established—Not Eligible for DIB1302
Freeze Established—Not Eligible for DIB—May be Eligible for RIB at Age 621303
Insured for RIB at Age 651304
Not a Career Railroad Worker1305
W/E Has 120 Months RR Service1306

H. Closing Paragraphs

 Paragraph
Case in or Being Sent to District Office1350
Case in or Being Sent to District Office—(Initial Determination Completed)1350.1
Case in or Being Sent to DDS1351
Request for Hearing Filed1352
Claimant Should Contact DO with Further Questions1353
Information Being Furnished to Third Party1354
Cooperate with DDS if Contacted by Them1355
Additional Information Should be Sent to District Office1356
Action on Claim Will be Completed as Soon as Possible1357

I. Medicare Paragraphs

 Paragraph
Law Paragraphs1360
Future Entitlement1361
Enrollment and Premiums1362
Refusals and Cancellations1363
Medicare Coverage for Kidney Disorders1364
Medicare Coverage Exclusions1365
Other Medical Insurance Plans1366

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NL 00710.005 - Index of Guide Paragraphs - 10/26/1994
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:10/26/1994