TN 24 (09-02)
Benefits are payable as early as age 50 to widow(er)s who meet disability requirements.
Their benefits are reduced since they are under FRA. All DWB benefits are converted
to reduced aged widow(er)'s benefits at FRA.
DWB are reduced by 28.5 percent. No additional reduction applies for the period before
DWB were reduced by 28.5 percent plus 43/240 of 1 percent for the number of months
from MOET to age 60. At age 50, this totaled approximately 50 percent.
Beneficiaries who were entitled to DWB prior to 1/84 had their benefits recalculated
effective 1/84 as if the reduction for the period prior to age 60 did not exist.
To round benefits prior to 1/84:
Determine the WIB OB.
Determine the reduction amount for the period age 60 to age 65. Do not round this
Subtract the amount in 2. from the amount in 1.
Determine the reduction amount for the months prior to age 60. Round this reduction
amount up for calculations 6/82 or later and down for calculations 5/82 or earlier.
Subtract the amount in 4. from the amount in 3.
Round the result in 5. down to the nearest $.10 for calculations 6/82 or later and
up to the nearest $.10 for calculations 5/82 or earlier.