SBC under P.L. 98-460 applies to medical cessations in which there may be a potential for continued benefits
under Section 301 of P.L. 96-265 due to participation in a vocational rehabilitation (VR) or similar program. However,
SBC is not applicable to an appeal of the "301" decision only.
In cases involving medical cessations, DDS offers election of SBC, even though benefits
may continue under the section 301 provision.