Our regulations provide exceptions to MI, see 20 CFR
404.1594(d) and (e), 20
CFR 416.994(b)(3)and(b)(4), 20
CFR 416.994a(e) and (f), and DI 28020.001. There are two groups of exceptions to MI, Group I and Group II exceptions. The MIRS
includes evaluation of the exceptions.
If a Group I exception applies, the adjudicator will apply the exception and continue
with the sequential evaluation process. If a Group I exception applies, it may lead
to a finding that disability has ceased. The Group I exceptions are discussed in DI 28020.100 through DI 28020.365.
The Group II exceptions do not require a finding of the ability to engage in SGA for
Title II or adult Title XVI individuals, or that the impairment(s) no longer results
in marked and severe functional limitations for a Title XVI child. The Group II exceptions
also do not require a finding of MI. The Group II exceptions are discussed in DI 28020.900.