If a reasonable effort to ensure claimant cooperation with our requests for evidence
or action are unsuccessful, discontinue development that requires claimant cooperation
(e.g., consultative examinations and claimant forms completion).
For a discussion of what represents a “reasonable effort to ensure claimant cooperation,”
see DI 23007.001 through DI 23007.010, DI 22510.016, DI 22510.019, and DI 22505.014.
After making every reasonable effort to obtain a complete medical history without
the claimant’s cooperation, make a determination based on the evidence in the file.
For the definition of "every reasonable effort" and a "complete medical history,"
see DI 22505.001.