Section 2, P.L. 98-460 of the Social Security Act provides that the disabled number
holder (NH) may elect benefit continuation for himself/herself and any auxiliary living
in his/her household. In addition, payees for auxiliary(s) and auxiliary(s) in direct
pay living outside the NH's household may also elect benefit continuation. This also
applies to Disabled Widow’s Benefits
(DWBs), Childhood Disability Benefits (CDBs), and mothers or fathers who have a CDB
in care. If the CDB declines benefit continuation, mothers or fathers beneficiaries
(dependent on having the CDB in care) cannot elect benefit continuation. The benefit
continuation provision applies only to those claimants who are in benefit status at
the time the election is made. See DI 12027.007—Who May Elect Statutory Benefit Continuation (SBC).
CAUTION: Examine the Master Beneficiary Record (MBR) to determine if the NH had elected benefit
continuation, whenever an applicant files a subsequent auxiliary claim.