The QDD process uses a computer-based predictive model to screen initial applications to identify cases where a favorable disability determination is highly likely and medical evidence is readily available. By identifying QDD claims early in the process, this workload is prioritized and expedite case processing. It has been used QDD nationally since February 2008. The QDD predictive model is continued to refine to maximize its capacity to identify accurately these cases so that the QDD process can be expanded to serve additional claimants.
The CAL process is a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that invariably qualify under the Listing of Impairments based on the minimal objective medical information. The CAL process allows targeting quickly the most obviously disabled individuals for allowances based on objective medical evidence that it can be obtained quickly.