An age-18 redetermination is a new determination using the initial standards of disability
for adults. If the case has a prior paper folder create the age-18 redetermination
in EDCS, see DI 81010.232. The DDS will develop the current evidence as though it is a new claim and make a
disability determination without regard to the previous determination.
The DDS may decide that a child case initiated as a CDR should have an age-18 redetermination
after reviewing the prior folder. During the prior folder review, the DDS must also
review the SSID query as mentioned in DI 28030.010. Generally, the prior folder is not as critical as it is in a normal CDR; however,
scan all relevant school and medical records into the current age-18 redetermination
folder. For additional information on documenting and copying relevant evidence, see
DI 81020.230 and DI 22501.001.