You may reopen a claim within one year of the initial determination (the disallowance)
per GN 04001.100 - GN 04001.110 if:
An application for benefits for a child adopted by the NH's surviving spouse was previously
disallowed because the child was not living in the NH's household at the time of death
and/or because the child was receiving disqualifying contributions, and
The child would qualify for benefits under the new law.
Do not seek out cases previously disallowed strictly for reopening. However, if a
case comes to your attention either on your own motion or at the request of the claimant,
you may reopen. After one year, the claimant would have to file a new application,
and benefits would be payable based only on that new application. Benefits under the new law are not payable for any month before January 1991.