Choosing a residual RR lump-sum payment precludes future entitlement to RR benefits.
If the election takes place before the first day of the month before the month of
marriage, there cannot be potential entitlement in that month.
If the election is in or after the month of marriage, the claimant is potentially
entitled in that month if otherwise qualified.
Before disallowing any claim where the claimant has elected a residual, examine the
SS E/R of the RR worker to see if he or she had insured status under the SS Act. Receiving
a residual lump-sum payment may preclude a RR annuity but it does not eliminate the
possibility of entitlement or potential entitlement under SS based solely on the former
spouse's SS earnings.