Do not include the consideration of evidence from nonmedical sources in the analysis
about establishing an MDI. When evidence from nonmedical sources is material to other
analyses or conclusions in a claim, articulate that in the determination.
EXAMPLE: In a Title XVI child disability claim, it may be appropriate to discuss how you considered
functional evidence from nonmedical sources, such as testimony, evaluations, and reports
from parents, teachers, special education coordinators, counselors, early intervention
team members, developmental center workers, day care center workers, social workers,
and public and private social welfare agency personnel. For more information, see
DI 25225.005 How We Will Consider Your Functioning (Section 416.926a(b)).