TN 6 (04-12)
Quarters of coverage (QC’s) are an important part of the dropout recomputation as
Process a dropout recomputation when the number holder (NH) acquired six quarters
of coverage after 06/1953.
QCs must be acquired as follows:
In life cases, no later than the application date
In death cases, no later than the quarter of death
Award a dropout recomputation only once. The NH may later qualify for a current year
or a work recomputation.
The claimant must file an application.
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The increase may be retroactive up to:
12 months before the month the application for the recomputation is filed; or
up to the month of entitlement for survivors benefits, if later.
Increases are not payable for a month earlier than the first month of the quarter
in which the claimant earned the sixth QC after 06/1953.
Determine the primary insurance amount (PIA) as though the claimant is applying for
retirement insurance benefits (RIB) on the filing date of the application for the
Assume application for recomputation is the date of death.
If the number holder is entitled to a dropout recomputation after 1958, use the 1958
PIA or revised primary insurance benefit (PIB). Do not use the 1960 methods.
You may give a current year recomputation to include earnings in the year of filing
when the NH meets the requirements in RS 00620.060 “Current Year Recomputation for Work requirements."
In death cases, the recomputation affects only monthly survivor benefits, not lump