The following are timeframes for death computations:
Death Before 1959:
Reopens previous computation or recomputation.
Considers all formulas available at that time.
RR compensation is creditable for increment years.
Death in 1959 or 1960 - use only the 1958 primary insurance amount (PIA) or revised
primary insurance benefit.
Death after 1960 and before 01/02/1966 - use the 1960 New Start or the 1960 Old Start.
NOTE: Rework the last previous computation or recomputation under a 1960 method, even though we
may not have applied it previously. Wages, self-employment income (SEI) and RR compensation
for the years available in the previous computation are considered. There must be
at least two computation base years, one of which may be the year of previous filing.
The requirement that the computation elapsed period end no earlier than 1961 does