TN 1 (01-99)
RS 03001.600 Claims Involving Only NMISSS Rules
Before 1/1/87 the NMISSS computed benefits using different entitlement and computation rules. Individuals entitled before 1/1/87 continue to receive benefits computed under NMISSS rules.
NOTE: A person who met all the requirements for entitlement except for filing an application, may be entitled under NMISSS rules even if the application is filed after 1986.
B. POLICY - COMPUTATION METHOD
NMISSS rules for computations are used. These NMISSS computations are performed by the staff of the Saipan FO.
C. POLICY - RECOMPUTATIONS USING NMISSS EARNINGS
For individuals entitled under NMISSS rules, additional NMISSS earnings for years prior to 1987 are included under NMISSS rules. Earnings for 1987 or later can only be included by recomputing the benefit using Title II rules. If this results in a larger benefit, the beneficiary will have all future benefits computed under Title II rules.
NOTE: A recomputation using Title II rules can only be caused by earnings for 1987 or later. A recomputation cannot be made merely to switch to Title II rules.