TN 4 (02-12)
RS 00620.055 Work Recomputation Applicability in Death Cases
A. Work recomputation requirements in death cases
1. General requirements for work recomputations
The following are requirements for work recomputation:
A survivors work recomputation may apply if the NH meets all the following requirements:
When the NH died in the qualifying year, you may include earnings for that year. The increase is effective no earlier than the month of death.
Retroactivity is no more than 12 months.
2. Application requirement for work recomputation
Death cases do not require a recomputation application:
If no survivors are entitled to auxiliary benefits at the time of the NH's death, we consider the work recomputation when a claimant files an application for survivor or lump sum (LS) benefits.
If survivors are entitled, we consider the work recomputation automatically.
B. Computing the survivors work recomputation
Calculate the recomputation as if the deceased NH became entitled to a work recomputation after the qualifying year.
A transitional work recomputation may be involved where:
Where the NH died in the year after the qualifying year and earnings for the year of death are:
If a 1960 computation was a previous consideration, use only the 1960 new start method. Earnings in the year of death may be included.