DI 10105.060 Requirements for Entitlement to a Disability Insurance Benefit (DIB)
A number holder (NH) is entitled to DIB as of the first month in which all of the following requirements are met:
DIB insured status (RS 00301.120); and
A valid application has been filed (GN 00204.001); and
The NH has not attained full retirement age (FRA) or age 55 for certain blind cases (See DI 10105.080); and
Is disabled (DI 10105.065); and
Has served a waiting period or is exempt from a waiting period (DI 10105.070). Also see DI 10105.015 for additional requirements for benefits payable prior to 9/65.