There may be rare instances when an individual meets a MINE criterion, and a MIE or
vocational diary is also appropriate. This includes situations where the case facts
(e.g., recent surgery) strongly suggest that the MIRS criteria will almost certainly be met by the proposed diary
date. (See DI 26525.025B. for MIE diary guidelines and DI 26525.050 for vocational diary guidelines).
EXAMPLE: This example relates to evaluation of angina under the impairment criterion in DI 26525.045B.2. (impairment code 4130). For an individual who is currently age 48, whose alleged
onset date is 6 months ago, and who is 3 months post-cardiac bypass surgery for angina:
Set a MIE diary when the individual is currently demonstrating significant improvement
and has no other impairments, and vocational factors are favorable.
Do not set a MIE diary if the individual has other chronic or progressive impairments,
adverse vocational factors at the time of diary maturity, and a maximum residual functional
capacity for a limited range of sedentary work.