A recomputation of the PIA can result in a decrease in total family benefits. This
can occur in various ways:
When the PIA is recomputed and the maximum of record does not change, the new distribution
among the family members can cause the total family payment to be lowered due to rounding.
A shift of a simultaneously entitled child from one ER to another can also cause loss
of payment in some circumstances.
In primary/secondary dual entitlement cases, a recomputation on the primary record
may cause a decrease in the total payable after rounding.
Use the following procedure to determine when not to process a recomputation because
it is truly disadvantageous. Any recomputation found to be disadvantageous will be
processed when it becomes advantageous.
NOTE: If a recomputation is not covered by the rules in RS 00605.407B. and is still disadvantageous in any way, the numberholder may ask that the recomputation
not be processed. Obtain a signed statement waiving the recomputation and follow the
steps in RS 00605.407B.9.a. On a survivor claim all beneficiaries must waive the recomputation.