Entitle the child to student benefits pending a CDB determination. See SM 03020.320E
for detailed instructions regarding T2RD processing.
If there are other beneficiaries, do not adjust benefits upward pending the disability
determination. (Do not notify the payee if the amount of the benefits paid will not
be affected by the suspension because of the number of beneficiaries in the household.)
If the case is a Modernized Claims System (MCS) exclusion, instruct the benefit authorizer
(BA)/benefit technical examiner (BTE) to:
place the child in suspense status rather than terminated pending the disability determination;
input the appropriate reason for suspension/termination (RFST) (see procedure in SM
REMINDER: See DI 11020.085 for a list of claims excluded from District Office Final Authorization (DOFA) processing.