We do not consider an individual disabled if DAA is a contributing factor to the determination
that the individual is disabled. The definition of DAA can be found in DI 90070.050B.
There are two scenarios we consider DAA involvement:
Such scenarios may be involved in Title II CDRs or in adult Title XVI CDRs. When DAA
is involved in those categories of CDR, there is a 7-step DAA CDR sequential evaluation
process to follow AFTER following the 8-step CDR sequential evaluation process in DI 28005.010.
We consider the additional steps in the DAA sequential evaluation process displayed
in the chart in DI 28005.040 if the following criteria are both met:
There is medical evidence of DAA in the CDR, and
The 8-step Title II or adult Title XVI CDR sequential evaluation process yields a
finding that disability continues, THEN
Follow the additional 7-step process outlined in DI 28005.040. Step 1 of the chart in DI 28005.040 represents the conclusions reached in applying the CDR sequential evaluation process
shown in DI 28005.010.
For a detailed discussion of the 7 steps, see DI 28005.045.