TN 15 (03-12)
Proof of age usually is not required to establish entitlement to a mother's/father's
The claimant age 50 or over must provide proof of age for entitlement to Medicare
as a deemed disabled widow(er) benefit (DWB). For requirements for a claimant seeking
HI based on deemed DWB entitlement, see RS
The claimant's proof of age is required when the NH is fully insured and either:
The claimant has a disabled child-in-care, or
The claimant will be full retirement age (FRA) before the youngest child is age 16.
NOTE: If the youngest entitled child will attain age 16 after the mother/father has attained
age 60 but before full retirement age (FRA), do not request proof of age but instead
obtain it when she or he files for widow’s or widower’s insurance benefits (WIB).
Proof of age is necessary to:
permit conversion to WIB at FRA;
prevent deductions when the entitled child is not in-care.
Do not unduly delay a claim awaiting development of proof of age, instead
Request proof of age when required, see RS 00208.045A.3.a.;
Document the request for proof of age;
Make the award;
Send the case to the processing center (PC);
Send the evidence of age to the PC after receiving it.
Establish the date of birth based upon the evidence received and annotate the appropriate
code to the MBR.