For payments based on eligibility to benefits for the month the number holder died,
establish evidence of age, relationship, and other factors of entitlement, including
disability (non-LISH widow(er) age 50 to 60) as if the LSDP claimant is applying for
EXAMPLE: The NH is deceased. His widow, age 58, was not LISH but alleged being disabled. She
elected not to apply for disabled widow’s benefits (DWB) but applied for the LSDP.
To evaluate her eligibility for the LSDP, SSA must determine whether the widow was
disabled and otherwise eligible for DWB benefits for the month of the NH's death.
However, no disability development is necessary if, for other reasons, the widow could
not qualify for the LSDP.