DI 81010.030 Certified Electronic Folder (CEF) Exclusions and Limitations
In the overview, we removed old policy that said the Field Office (FO) should convert an electronic folder to paper and file the documents in a paper folder for a partially electronic case. We also added language to guide users where to go in this POMS section for procedures for the two scenarios in sections C and D.
In section A.1, we removed the first word "any" and replaced it with most since there are some MCS exclusions that can be established in EDCS utilizing the MCS Exclusion Information functionality.
In section A for the NOTE, we rephrased it to remove passive voice and instead use active voice. We also removed the last sentence below the note since it is not useful information to technicians.
In section A.2, we spelled out acronyms for the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Disability Determination Services (DDS).
In section A.4, we removed information that is not useful to technicians. We added POMS references for paper procedures. We also added the POMS reference in this section that would be useful to technicians.
In section A.7, we replaced "statutorily" with "statutory" since it's the correct policy term. We also removed information that is not useful to technicians.
In section B, we removed an extra space in the first sentence between the last word in the sentence and the period.
In section C, in bullet number 3, we added form examples.
In section C, in bullet number 7, we reword it to provide clarity.
In section C, under the DDS instructions, in bullet number 2, we added form examples.
In section C, under the DDS instructions, in bullet number 3, we removed the word "determination" and replaced it with "case closure" to provide clarity, and we rephrased wording to remove passive voice and instead use active voice.
In section C, under the Hearing Office (HO) instructions, we removed redundant wording.
In section D, in the introduction, we spelled out Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) and Childhood Disability Benefits (CDB).
In section D, in bullet number 1 for the NOTE, we removed the spelling of CDB since it was spelled earlier in the section. We made a correction to title "XVI" since it was misspelled.
In section D, in bullet number 4, we added the word "remark" to provide clarification.
We added section E. to introduce new steps for processing an electronic CPD with an EXR paper folder.
We added section F. to introduce new steps to converting a CEF to a paper case.