TN 16 (09-11)

RS 00203.040 Child's Benefits - Summary of Evidence and Forms Required

A. Policy for initial entitlement

Evidence

When Required Reference

Age of child

Always
REFERENCES: Situations Where Age Must Be Immediately Developed, GN 00302.001, and Childhood Disability Benefits (CDB), RS 00203.080

Age of deceased wage earner

Only if it affects computation of primary insured amount (PIA) or insured status
REFERENCE: When a Deceased Wage Earner’s Age Must Be Established, GN 00302.005

Death of NH

In death cases
REFERENCE: Proof of Death Requirements, GN 00304.001

Dependency of child

Child is not deemed dependent
REFERENCE: Dependency and Existence of Relationship, GN 00306.006

Disability of child

Only when benefits are claimed for a child 18 or over who is under a disability that began before age 22
REFERENCES: Childhood Disability Benefit (CDB) Cases, DI 11020.001 - DI 11020.140

Relationship of child to NH

Always
REFERENCE: Determining Status as Child, GN 00306.001

Marital relationship of child's parents

  • Child claims benefits on stepparent's earnings record (Relationship Requirements Stepchild GN 00306.230) (or step) grandparent’s earnings record (Determining Relationship of Grandparent to Parent, GN 00306.240), or

  • Claimant is child of invalid ceremonial marriage (Evidence to Establish Relationship Child to Invalid Ceremonial Marriage, GN 00306.095),

  • Conditions in Natural Legitimate Parent Child Relationship, GN 00306.010 are met

Full-time school attendance

Benefits claimed for full-time student
REFERENCE: RS 00205.001

Selection of representative payee

SSA-4-BK (Application for Child’s Insurance Benefits)

  • Always, in life cases

  • In death cases unless child already entitled on same ER when NH died

NOTE: If child is already entitled on NH’s ER as an auxiliary child at the time of the NH’s death, SSA performs an automatic conversion from auxiliary child’s benefits to surviving child’s benefits when a death input is made for the NH.

SSA-3368-BK (Disability Report – Adult) or electronic disability collect system (EDCS ) report

Filing for or requesting continuation of benefits for child 18 or over who is under a disability that began before 22
REFERENCES: DI 11005.030, DI 11005.055 through DI 11005.060, DI 11020.025

IMPORTANT: For a complete summary of disability forms required, see DI 11005.016.

SSA-21 (Supplement to Claim on Behalf of Child Outside of the United States)

  • Child lives outside U.S., or

  • Child intends to leave U.S.

SSA-1372-BK or SSA-1372 BK-FC (Student's Statement Regarding School Attendance)

REFERENCES: RS 00205.400 and RS 00205.735

Benefits are claimed for a full-time student age 18-19

B. Policy for re-entitlement based on school attendance

Evidence

When Required Reference

Full-time school attendance

Always
REFERENCE: RS 00205.300

Selection of representative payee

Student incapable of managing benefits
REFERENCES: GN 00502.010 through GN 00502.070

SSA-4-BK (Application for Child’s Insurance Benefit)

Always
REFERENCE: RS 00203.050

SSA-1372 BK or SSA-1372 BK-FC (Student's Statement Regarding School Attendance)

Always
REFERENCES: RS 00205.400, RS 00205.735

C. Policy for re-entitlement based on disability which began after age 18

Evidence

When Required/Reference

Disability of child

Always
REFERENCES: DI 10115.045, DI 11020.001

Selection of representative payee

CDB not capable of handling his or her own benefits
REFERENCES: GN 00502.000, GN 00502.075

SSA-4-BK (Application)

Always
REFERENCES: RS 00203.050, DI 11020.015

NOTE: An exception applies if a child was entitled to benefits for the month before he or she attained age 18 or age 19 if a student beneficiary and is reapplying for benefits within four years of the termination and he or she alleges disability prior to termination. See DI 11020.025.

SSA-3368-BK (Disability Report - Adult) or EDCS

Always
REFERENCE: DI 11020.025
 
NOTE: An exception applies for a concurrent title II disability insurance benefit or title XVI adult disability or blindness claim filed for a child.

IMPORTANT: For a complete summary of evidence and disability forms required for re-entitlement, see DI 10115.045 and DI 11020.025B.

Marital Status

When married after last entitlement, document if marriage is void or annulled.
REFERENCE: RS 00203.015

Dependency

When NH and child’s parent remarry, a new one-year duration of relationship.


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RS 00203.040 - Child's Benefits - Summary of Evidence and Forms Required - 11/06/2014
Batch run: 01/26/2017
Rev:11/06/2014