If the beneficiary had not previously had a TY in which he or she was for the first
time both entitled and had a NSM, then the MET applies to all months of the first
FY ending after 12/31/77.
EXAMPLE:Beneficiary's FY is 5/1/98 through 4/30/99 with earnings of $30,000 and NSMs of 11/98
through 4/30/99. She did not have a NSM prior to the FY ending 5/1/98. Therefore,
she receives full benefits for 11/98 though 4/99 since the MET applies.