If we established a factor of entitlement in a previous claim for monthly benefits
(e.g., marriage to the number holder), do not ask the claimant to resubmit the proof
if the Master Beneficiary Record (MBR), the Supplemental Security Record (SSR), or
coding on cleared or archived Modernized Claims System (MCS) screens reflects that
the entitlement requirements were satisfied on the prior claim. The claimant's current
allegations must agree with the MBR.
If the prior claim was a disability insurance benefits (DIB) denial, we must redevelop
all proofs because of DIB deferred development procedures, with the exception of the
NH's age if we have previous proof.
If the only prior claim was for the lump-sum death payment, treat the current claim
as an initial claim.