Obtain satisfactory evidence establishing that the NH is the biological parent of
the child and of the type of support, if any, that the NH provided during the mother's
pregnancy. Support, depending on the facts of the case, may consist of relatively
small cash amounts or support in kind.
Examples of possible support provided by the NH are:
Transportation of the mother to the doctor's office,
Doctor bills paid related to the pregnancy,
Payments toward the hospital bill for birth expenses, and
Cash payments to the mother for food and rent.
For more information on contributions for support, see RS 01301.005.
Weigh the contributions provided by the NH against the actual needs of the unborn
child on a case-by-case basis to determine if the support, even if irregular or unsubstantial,
was commensurate with the unborn child’s needs.
For special development of cases subject to the Doran/Wolfe ARs, see additional instructions in GN 00306.285B.2 in this section.
Prepare a special determination on a Report of Contact (RPOC) or SSA-553 in all cases. For non-MCS claims, fax the determination into the Non-Disability Repository
for Evidentiary Documents (NDRed) using the Evidence Portal (EP).