An application for DIB may establish entitlement for any month in which the NH meets
all of the eligibility requirements in DI 10105.005 up to 12 months before the month the application is filed.
If a fully insured person who is less than 12 months past attainment of full retirement
age (FRA) files for monthly benefits and alleges that he/she has been disabled within
the past 12 months, possible entitlement to a DIB should be considered. A period of
disability cannot be established if such period would have ended more than 12 months
before the application was filed.
NOTE: Prior to 7/65, a NH had to be under a disability which continued until the date the
application was filed. Any DIB or increase in benefits based on a period of disability
which terminated before the application was filed were first payable to 9/65. (See
GN 00204.005 for the provisions concerning an application filed after death of NH). (See DI 11010.000 for DIB application processing.)