TN 9 (10-93)
If the mother/father is deemed entitled to DWB:
Send the mother/father a letter advising that Medicare protection will begin with
the 25th month of the deemed entitlement to DWB. Advise the claimant to notify the
FO if there is any change in his/her condition.
Do not prepare an award.
Enter the claimant's first month of deemed entitlement to DWB on the MBR by the Process
Show the first month in which the claimant completed the waiting period and could
have been entitled to DWB had he/she filed a timely application. (See RS 00615.310, NL 00703.619 and NL
Terminate mother's/father's benefits effective with the first month of DWB entitlement,
if an actual DWB award is processed for a mother/father who had never previously been
deemed a disabled widow(er) for Medicare purposes.
When there is an unfavorable determination of disability:
Advise the claimant that he/she does not meet the disability requirements.
Give the applicable reasons for denying any disabled widow(er)'s claim.
Advise the claimant that he/she cannot become entitled to HI on the basis of the alleged
Include the reconsideration paragraph in the letter.