The Stieberger PAYMENT PERIOD (“payment period”) is usually the 48-month period prior to 12/91 (i.e., 12/87 through 11/91). Certain
exclusions listed in D.1., below, may affect the title II PAYMENT PERIOD. If disability
continues (and the factors of entitlement are met) payment of benefits may continue
after the PAYMENT PERIOD.
The FO is responsible for computing the PAYMENT PERIOD and potential administrative
onset date prior to sending the case to the DDS. The PAYMENT PERIOD will be computed
using the DEVELOPMENT/PAYMENT PERIOD Worksheet (see DI 12586.095, Exhibit 10) or the PC program, if available in the FO.