Entitlement to a RIB ends with the month before the month in which the NH dies. Since
the claimant must be entitled for an entire month, the month in which death occurs
is not an entitlement month. For a discussion of the circumstances under which an
earlier termination may occur where there is present eligibility to a railroad benefit
or to another “Federal Benefit,” see RS 01702.213. Entitlement to HI and SMI ends with the month of death.