When a current or former SSI or Federally administered SSP recipient becomes entitled
(or deemed entitled for Medicare purposes only) to DWB under the revised disability
standard, the DWB will receive credit for all months in an SSI/SSP period of eligibility
beginning with the first month for which the individual received any payment up to
the month of (deemed) DWB entitlement. All months are counted, including months of
nonpayment, suspension and termination.
The same months of SSI/SSP which are credited toward the 5-month DWB waiting period
may also be credited toward the 24-month D-HI qualifying period.
The first possible month of entitlement to D-HI under this provision is 1/ 91.