The following policy applies only for purposes of determining whether a child was
adopted before or after a NH's DIB entitlement. It is effective with respect to applications
for child's benefits filed 6/89 or later: If a NH's entitlement to DIB was terminated
due to cessation of disability, and he/she successfully appealed the termination (i.e.,
benefits were reinstated retroactively), he/she is not considered “entitled” to benefits during the period between the termination and reinstatement. Thus, a
child adopted by the NH during that period would be deemed dependent at any of the
points listed in GN 00306.007 at which the relationship existed.
NOTE: The child's application receives full retroactivity, even if it is retroactive to
a point before 6/89.