We cannot consider a Title XVI child to be disabled if drug addiction or alcoholism
(DAA) is a contributing factor material to the determination that they continue to
Decide whether disability continues by following the CDR evaluation process outlined
DI 28005.025. Consider all the evidence, including any evidence of DAA. If disability
continues after evaluating all impairments by following the Title XVI CDR sequential evaluation
process outlined in DI 28005.025, follow the additional steps outlined below to evaluate if DAA is material to the
Title XVI child CDR determination.
If DAA may be material, but the evaluation through the CDR sequential evaluation process
outlined in DI 28005.025 resulted in a finding of “not disabled” (and a continuance is not supported), it
is not necessary to evaluate the additional DAA steps below.