Return to work in a MIE case may indicate medical recovery. In this situation, the
Office of Disability Operations (ODO) will initiate a medical CDR and apply current
MIE diary criteria listed in DI 26525.025, MIE Criteria. If the case does not meet current MIE criteria, adjudicate it under
diary criteria in effect at the time of the allowance.
If an individual with a MIE diary returns to work and meets all of the following conditions,
consider a clear-cut cessation, that is, a determination without full medical development.
For instructions on clear-cut cessations, see DI 28030.035, Cessation Without Full Medical Development (Clear-Cut Cessations):
Returns to work full-time without significant medical restrictions;
Acknowledges that he or she had medical improvement as of the month he or she returned
Expects to be able to continue to work;
Does not want us to consider medical evidence from the last 12 months before we make
a determination; and
Does not have a mental impairment.
The PC or DDS may prepare a clear-cut cessation.
NOTE: We do not cease Title XVI cases for work activity; however, we may prepare a Title
XVI clear-cut cessation if all of the criteria meet.