When the last child in care turns age 16 (age 18 if prior to 09/81), the spouse may
continue to receive benefits if the child is disabled and the spouse meets the requirements
for having a disabled child in care (CIC). A spouse who alleges that the last CIC
is disabled must file an SSA-3368 on behalf of that child.
NOTE: Title II Redesign (T2RD) will automatically send a spouse who is receiving a benefit
based on a CIC, a notice five months prior to the last child attaining age 16 informing
him or her that benefits will end when the last child on the record attains age 16
unless the child is disabled (SM 03005.070 and SM 03020.100).