If the claimant is under full retirement age, determine if the claimant meets the
child-in-care requirement. Benefits for a spouse with a child-in-care are unreduced
regardless of the claimant’s age. For more information about meeting the child-in-care
requirement, refer to RS 01310.000.
If you determine the spouse does not meet the child-in-care requirement, but the child
may be entitled on the NH’s earnings record, take an application for child’s insurance
IMPORTANT: Take the child’s application before you proceed with the spouse’s claim. If a disability
determination is necessary for a child age 15 ½ or older in order to entitle the claimant
to child-in-care benefits, refer to DI 11020.060 and DI 23505.001 for more information.