The provision in GN 00306.165A. does not apply if the adoption occurred after an applicable point at which the child
could be deemed dependent on the NH.
EXAMPLE: A child was adopted by someone other than the NH at a point between the NH's onset
of disability and his entitlement to DIB. Since onset is a point at which the child
could be deemed dependent on the NH, and at that point the adoption had not yet occurred,
the adoption has no effect on determining the child's entitlement.
NOTE: If the adoption occurred after the beginning of the NH’s disability, the period of
disability must have lasted at least five full calendar months in order to meet this
exception; for example, if the NH died within five months of the beginning of the
period, the child is subject to the provision in GN 00306.165A. See DI 10105.001.