TN 24 (09-02)

RS 00615.240 Entitled to Reduced Spouse's Benefit for Month Before Entitlement to Reduced RIB (B then A)

POLICY

1. RIB

A RIB is figured independently of any past or present spouse's benefit reduction except if DIB is involved (see RS 00615.260).

2. Spouse's Benefit

The amount of the spouse's benefit is not affected by subsequent RIB entitlement.

3. Spouse's Benefit with Subsequent RIB

The amount payable as a spouse will be the difference between the spouse's benefit and the RIB.

Example: A beneficiary is entitled to a reduced spouse benefit of $450.00. She becomes entitled to her own RIB. After reduction the RIB is $200.00. She will receive her own RIB of $200.00 plus the difference between it and the spouse
benefit - $250.00. So her total benefit will still equal $450.00.

4. Spouse's Reentitlement

  • When a spouse is reentitled after a period of nonentitlement on the same account, the initial reduction factor applies.

  • If initial entitlement is after 12/77, the original reduction factor is applied to all subsequent increases. For initial entitlement to the reduced benefit prior to 1/78, separately reduce any increases before 1/78 but apply the basic formula for post 1977 increases in PIAs or spouse's original rate.

  • At FRA, an ARF may be given (see RS 00615.491).


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RS 00615.240 - Entitled to Reduced Spouse's Benefit for Month Before Entitlement to Reduced RIB (B then A) - 03/28/2007
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:03/28/2007