Upon receipt of an initial case from the FO which meets the delayed case criteria
(see DI 11055.150E), or at any other shorter period specified by the Regional Office (RO), in which
the case has not been properly identified as a delayed case. The DDS will flag all
EDCS cases with an "aged case" flag, or attach a paper "aged case" flag via a SSA-408
on all non-EDCS cases.
All cases receipted in the DDS, including recons, continuing disability reviews (CDRs),
those returned by the Office of Disability Operations (ODO), or DQB, for additional
consideration, which have remained at the FO for 70 days or more after the date the
application or reconsideration request was filed, or the Continuing Disability Review
(CDR) action was initiated, must be identified as a delayed case and flagged with
an "aged case" flag either electronically or via a SSA-408 for paper cases.
Attach Form SSA-408 to the upper edge of the paper modular disability folder (MDF),
opposite the Social Security Number (SSN) entry.