TN 6 (09-16)
Determine the point at which the beneficiary must meet one-half support requirement
by these conditions:
If the worker did not have a period of disability or, his or her established period
of disability ended before his or her death, the beneficiary can only meet the one-half
support requirement at the time of the worker's death.
If the worker had a period of disability that did not end before death, the one-half
support requirement can be met at the beginning of a period of disability or at the
time of the worker’s death.
The dependency point determines the start of a two-year period during which the worker
or the worker’s survivor must submit proof of one-half support. There can be no interchange
of such periods.
If the beginning of a period of disability is the dependency point, the worker must
submit proof of support within two years after the month in which he or she filed
the application for disability.
If the worker’s death is the dependency point, the worker’s survivor must submit proof
of support within two years after the worker’s date of death.
There is an unlimited extension for filing proof of support where there is “good cause”
for the claimant's failure to file within the two-year period. For a discussion of
good cause and for conditions permitting extension of the time for filing proof of
support, see RS 01301.225.
In cases where the parent is not filing an application but is filing proof of support,
make a support determination and forward it and the proofs to the appropriate payment
center for review and appropriate notice.
For instructions on developing and determining one-half support, see
Living With, Contributions and One-Half Support RS 01301.001.
RS 01301.020 Considering the Period in Determining Support for Stepchildren