MIP and MINE diaries are different from MIE diaries. MIE diaries are established in
cases based on anticipated medical improvement that will likely result in termination
of entitlement after completion of a medical CDR.
Therefore, when work activity is reported in a case in which a MIE diary is established,
a medical/work CDR will be initiated because medical improvement was expected. If
the medical review indicates the individual is working despite a severe impairment,
and if the earnings reflect service months, we will establish a TWP diary.
When work activity is reported in a case in which a MIP or MINE diary has been established,
a medical CDR will not be initiated because medical improvement was not expected or,
though possible, could not be predicted. In such cases, we will establish a TWP diary
without medical review, see DI 13010.012.
If a MIP or MINE case is received by Disability Determination Services (DDS) in which
a TWP diary is scheduled for the future, the case will be sent to Office of Earnings
and International Operations (OEIO)/Office of Disability Operations (ODO)/ Disability
Review Section (DRS). Cases involving Title XVI to should be routed the FO via an
SSA-408 (Route Slip) with the explanation “Future TWP Review Scheduled -- Medical
CDR not necessary at this time. Input necessary.” If the TWP diary has already matured,
the case will be sent to the FO. For electronic cases and special instructions in
reference to an SSA-408 (Route Slip), see DI 81010.100D.
If the DDS discovers work activity after they initiate medical development, they will
discontinue development. We will not process a medical determination. Instead, they
will send the case to the FO via an SSA-408 (Route Slip) with the remark “Develop
work activity and establish TWP if appropriate--Medical CDR not necessary at this
time. Input necessary.” If appropriate, we will return the case to the DDS at the
expiration of the TWP to determine if impairment severity continues for 1980 amendment
work incentive purposes (EPE, extended Medicare coverage).