The computation method described in GN 01701.200 is also used for all recomputations performed March 1, 1988, or later. This is true
regardless of the effective date of the recomputation, i.e., even if the claim was
originally adjudicated before March 1, 1988, using the prior computation method mentioned
in 1. above.
A recomputation will not be done solely to change the computation method from the
prior method to the new method. There must be additional U.S.-covered earnings before
a recomputation may be considered.