TN 5 (04-90)
For spouse's, surviving spouse's, and parent's benefits, proof of support must generally
be furnished within 2 years after the point in time at which the support requirement
Proof of support must be filed within 2 years of the date of the NH's death.
Proof of support must be filed within 2 years of the month in which the NH becomes
entitled to an RIB or DIB, or (where the support requirement is to be met as of the
beginning of a period of disability) within 2 years of the month the NH filed an effective
application for the period of disability.
Good cause for failure to file proof of support timely will be deemed to be met (see
The requirement is met if some proof of support is filed before the end of the 2-year
period even though further proof may be needed.