TN 1 (01-99)
RS 03001.400 NMISSS Quarters of Coverage Provisions
All NMISSS quarters of coverage (QC) are now on the Master Earnings File (MEF). Use the following rules when processing NMISSS cases.
B. POLICY - REQUIREMENT FOR INSURED STATUS
1. Entitlement Before 1/1/87
Entitlement prior to 1/1/87 must be processed by the Saipan FO using NMISSS rules to determine entitlement and to establish a period of disability.
2. Entitlement 1/1/87 and later
Entitlement for 1/1/87 or later is determined using Title II rules.
C. POLICY - CREDITING QCs
To determine QCs, apply NMISSS rules for earnings before 1987 and Title II rules for earnings after 1986.
1. NMISSS QCs 1/68 - 6/76
Use the number of NMISSS QCs shown for this period. Assign QCs in the way most favorable to the claimant when necessary to distribute QCs to specific years, (e.g., for insured status).
2. NMISSS QCs 7/76 - 12/86
Use QCs that are posted to NMISSS records for entitlement purposes.
3. Securing NMISSS QC Information
Request necessary NMISSS QC information from the Saipan FO.