Sequential Evaluations
SEQUENTIAL EVALUATION PROCESS FOR A CONTINUING DISABILITY REVIEW (CDR)

1. Is the individual now engaged in Substantial Gainful Activity?
If no, go to step 2

2. Does current impairment meet or equal a listing?
If no, go to step 3

3. Has there been medical improvement of those impairments that were present at the date of the last favorable medical determination?
 
 
If yes, go to step 4
 

4. Is the medical improvement of those impairments that were present at the date of the last favorable medical determination related to the ability to do work?
If no, disability continues unless an exception applies. Go to step 5

5. Do any exceptions apply?

6. Is there a severe impairment or combination of impairments considering all of the claimant's current impairments?
If no, disability ends

7. Considering all of the impairments that the individual currently has, can the claimant return to his or her past relevant work?
If no, go to step 8

8. Considering all of the impairments that the individual currently has, can the claimant do other work?
If no, disability continues.