The DDS adds a copy of the evidence from a prior folder to the current CEF if the
evidence is relevant to making a determination on the current CEF, but will not result
in a reopening of the prior application or disability determination.
When adding a copy of the relevant evidence from a prior folder to the current CEF:
Ensure the Paper Folder Indicators (PFI) correctly show there is a prior paper folder
associated with the current CEF (see Paper Folder Indicators (PFI) - DI 81020.010).
Document the Case Development Summary Worksheet to show which evidence from the prior
folder is being added to the CEF.
Use the document type code 0006 PFLDRMED (Prior Folder Medical Evidence) for prior
medical evidence (e.g., medical evidence of record, Consultative Examination (CE)
Use the document type code 0007 PFLDRDRE (Prior Folder Disability Related Evidence)
for all other prior folder non-medical evidence (e.g., Childhood Function Report,
If the prior folder is a paper Modular Disability Folder (MDF), return the paper document(s)
to the paper MDF after scanning.
NOTE: If the prior folder is a CEF, documents may be printed from the prior CEF and scanned
into the current CEF or the DDS may use DMA document manipulation.