The offset first-considered date (i.e., the first possible month of offset) is the
first month offset is considered or imposed, whichever is earlier. Consider offset
when offset is possible for a month and is either imposed or not actually applied
because high average current earnings (ACE) postpones offset or expenses are credited
for the full month. This date determines which monthly benefit amount(s) to use in
the Total Family Benefit (TFB) and which increases are protected from offset.
Establish a new offset first-considered date only if there is a break in offset due
to a break in WC/PDB entitlement or DIB entitlement. See DI 52150.055 - Protected Increases and Breaks in Workers’ Compensation/Public Disability Benefit
(WC/PDB) Payments, Offset, and Entitlement.