If a claimant for auxiliary or survivors benefits has an SSN and is within four months
of the month of age 62 attainment or older, make a determination concerning entitlement
to RIB unless the scope of the application has been restricted. If a claimant is not
eligible for benefits on his or her own SSN, the adjudicator must review the records
to consider if the claimant is eligible for benefits on another SSN.
When an claimant is within four months of the month of age 65 at the time the claim
is to be denied, consider possible entitlement to Hospital Insurance (HI) under the
deemed insured Premium-HI provisions or Supplemental Medical Insurance (SMI) (CMS-4040),
including a possible deemed enrollment period.