The Disability Examiner (DE) completes the disability determination forms (e.g., SSA-831/832/833),
Personalized Disability Notices (PDNs), and any supplemental rationales by using the
Disability Determination Services (DDS) case processing systems. These forms are signed
with an approved electronic signature via the DDS case processing system and do not
require a handwritten signature.
When closing the case, the DDS system uploads the determination form, decisional notice,
case development worksheet, and rationale to the Certified Electronic Folder (CEF)
and stores them in the appropriate section.
NOTE: The health IT participating source(s) name may not propagate automatically into
the PDN. When completing the PDN for a health IT case, identify the specific health
IT participating source(s) from the HIT Request document or the HIT MER document and,
if necessary, manually enter the required information in the PDN.