TN 14 (03-12)
RS 00208.080 Processing Center (PC) Procedure When Mother/Father no Longer has a Child-in-Care
A. Mother/Father no longer has a child-in-care
If a mother/father no longer has a child-in-care, the processing center (PC) must do the following:
Suspend or terminate, as appropriate, if deductions apply because an entitled child is no longer in care, or terminate when required because no child remains entitled. See RS 00208.030.
Notify the mother/father according to RS 00208.080B or RS 00208.080C.
B. Mother/Father is between age 60 and the month before full retirement age (FRA)
Use the following procedures when a mother/father is between age 60 and the month before FRA:
When we suspend or terminate the mother’s or father’s benefits because she or he no longer has an entitled child-in-care, the mother/father must file an application to become entitled to reduced widow(er)'s benefits.
Obtain a skeleton SSA-10-BK, Application for Widow’s or Widower’s Insurance Benefits, indicating the month that reduced benefits will begin.
Provide information about the possible receipt of a government pension, and develop for any required proofs (e.g., proof of age). For details, see RS 00207.004.
REMINDER: If the worker died before age 62 and she or he met all other requirements, consider applying the Widow(er)’s Indexing Computation (WINDEX). See RS 00615.302.
C. Mother/Father under age 60
Follow this procedure for a mother/father under the age of 60:
Notify the claimant that she or he cannot receive benefits if under age 60, unless disabled and has filed an application.
If the claimant is disabled, advise him or her to contact the field office (FO) for further information.