When a claimant is under FRA with a child-in-care entitled to spouse's benefits, and
the FO receives notice of the NH's death from a source other than the processing center
(PC), take the following action:
Whenever applicable, process the notice by direct input or notify the PC by mail.
2. Additional development requirements
Include the following additional development as necessary:
additional wages or self-employment income (SEI) for a survivors work recomputation;
proof of LISH for a deemed widow(er) where necessary, see RS 00208.090D;
substitution of representative payee; and
proof of “child-in-care,” (not required if spouse was payee for the child, unless
we suspended the spouse's benefits for the month of the NH's death for failure to
have a child-in-care).