TN 16 (09-11)
A child's benefit is subject to the following deductions:
Work deductions, unless the child is age 18 or over and is under a disability that
began before 22.
Deductions due to work deductions imposed against the NH on whose earnings record
(ER) the child's benefits are paid.
Deductions because of work deductions imposed against an NH to whom a disabled child
age 18 or over is married. (For information on work deductions for an NH and marriage,
see RS 00203.080A.5.)
A child's benefit may not be payable in the following situations:
A monthly benefit would not be payable to the NH because of his or her deportation,
and the child is an alien residing outside the U.S. (For information on deportation,
see RS 02635.001.)
The child is an alien who has been outside the U.S. for more than six months. (For
information on alien non-payment provisions and possible exceptions, see RS 02610.001 through RS 02610.020.)
The child lost certain benefit rights by sentence of a court after conviction for
an offense involving espionage, sabotage, treason, sedition, or subversive activities
committed after August 1, 1956. (For information on conviction for subversive activities,
see GN 02602.010.)
The NH or claimant has a tax exemption as member of a religious sect. (For information
on who may qualify for an exemption, see RS 01802.271.)
The NH is a disability insurance benefit beneficiary and is entitled to a worker’s
compensation (WC) benefit that causes disability offset. (For information on worker’s
compensation offset, see DI 52100.000.)
NOTE: Partial child's benefits may be payable depending upon the amount of the WC payments.
The child is entitled as a childhood disability beneficiary (CDB) based on the special
blindness provision and, the child engages in substantial gainful activity (SGA).
(For SGA and blindness guidelines, see DI 10515.015.)
The child (age 13 or older or CDB) has an unsatisfied Federal, State, or international
law enforcement warrant for more than 30 continuous days for a crime or attempted
crime, that is punishable by death or imprisonment for more than one year (regardless
of the actual sentence imposed); or is a violation of a condition of probation/parole
imposed under Federal or State law.
The child’s confinement exists for more than 30 continuous days in a correctional
institution due to the conviction for a criminal offense. These provisions apply for
children entitled to Social Security benefits beginning with 04/01/2000. For additional
prisoner suspension rules for children entitled to Social Security benefits before
04/01/2000, see GN 02607.160.
NOTE: This is effective with benefits payable for May 1983 and later.
The child does not have a Social Security number and the child or his or her parent,
guardian, or person acting on child's behalf refuses to apply for one. (For enumeration
requirements, see RS 00203.032.)
NOTE: This is effective with dates of entitlement of 06/89 or later.