A claimant for mother's/father's, surviving divorced mother's/father's, or spouse’s
(under age 62) benefits must have in-care an entitled child of the deceased NH. In
order to receive an unreduced benefit, a spouse age 62 to full retirement age (FRA)
must have a child of the NH in their care. The in-care child must meet all of the following:
be entitled to a child’s insurance benefit,
meet the conditions for entitlement, (For mother's/father's or spouse’s (age 62 to
FRA) benefits, the child may be entitled on any earnings record (E/R). For surviving
divorced mother's/father's and spouse’s benefits (under age 62), the child must be
entitled on the NH's E/R.)
meet the relationship requirements to be considered a child of the deceased NH; and
be under age 16 (age 18 prior to 9/81) or, be disabled.
Child-in-care also applies when the child was entitled to childhood disability benefits
(CDB) prior to age 22 termination and became re-entitled to a new period of disability
as a CDB after age 22.
REMINDER: If the situations in RS 00208.001D apply, there is no entitlement.
NOTE: Use the DEPENDENT CHILD IN CARE (DCIC) common screen to collect data for each child
in the care of a child-in-care beneficiary