Folder preparation depends on whether the case is in a Certified Electronic Folder
(CEF) or a paper Modular Disability Folder (MDF).
For electronic processing, follow Processing Claims Appeals of Medical Decisions in
Electronic Disability Collect System (EDCS) DI 81010.150.
EDCS exclusion cases require preparation of an MDF (see General Overview of the MDF
DI 70005.005). The MDF houses information and forms that are not completed and captured electronically
through another system (e.g., Modernized Claims System (MCS) or Modernized Supplemental
Security Income Claims System (MSSICS)).
For exclusions to electronic processing, see Certified Electronic Folder (CEF) Exclusions
and Limitations DI 81010.030.
NOTE: For official paper filings contained in a two-part folder, keep an appeal taken on
such a claim in the two-part folder (DI 70010.001A).
For non-EDCS cases, annotate the route slip (Form SSA-408) with “Recon” and attach
it to the front of the folder.