The 1981 Amendments eliminated the Minimum PIA and the MSSR for the NH and survivors
who are first eligible for benefits after 1981 except for members of certain religious
groups who took a vow of poverty. For those individuals only, the Minimum PIA and
MSSR were eliminated for those eligible after 1991.
EXAMPLE: The sole survivor rate for a child who is first eligible for benefits in 1983 (NH
dies in 1983) would be computed by the normal benefit rules (75 percent of the PIA).
The MSSR would not be considered.