NL 00711.125 Disability Benefits Paragraphs
6000 DIB EARNINGS REQUIREMENT — OVER AGE 30 — 20/40 TEST
A person whose disability began at age 31 or later needs to meet two provisions of
the earnings requirement. One, he needs credit for 20 calendar quarters (5 years)
of work during a 40-quarter period (10 years) ending in or after a quarter in which
he became disabled. Second, he needs credit for one calendar quarter of work for each
year after 1950 (or after reaching age 21, if that is later) up to the year his disability
began. In the second instance, the credits may have been earned at any time.
6001.1 RESPONSIBILITY FOR MEDICAL EVIDENCE
Under the law, you are responsible for furnishing the medical evidence needs to establish
the extent of your disability. Our records show that although you have been requested
to furnish the required evidence, it has not been submitted.
6002 DISABILITY UNDER OTHER PROGRAMS
Definitions of disability are not the same in all government and private disability
programs. Government agencies must follow the particular laws which apply to their
disability programs. Therefore, a finding by a private organization or another Government
agency that a person is disabled would not necessarily mean that he meets the disability
requirement of the Social Security Act.
6003 INTERIM RIB-DIB
Payments may be made to an individual who has filed claims for both disability and
retirement benefits before the month he reaches full retirement age if he is eligible
for a reduced retirement benefit and also meets the disability earnings requirement.
We figured your benefit amount without considering any period of disability which
may be established. When the disability determination is made, we will further process
your claim and notify you.
6005 SPECIAL INSURED STATUS FOR DISABILITY BETWEEN AGES 24-31 — GENERAL
A person whose disability began between the ages 24 and 31 meets the earnings requirement
if social security credits have been earned for work in at least one-half of the calendar
quarters beginning with the calendar quarter after age 21 and ending with a quarter
before age 31 in which the disability exists.
6005.1 DIB INSURED STATUS BEFORE AGE 24
A person whose disability began before age 24 meets the earnings requirement if social
security credits have been earned for 6 calendar quarters (1 1/2 years) of work during
the 12-quarter (3-year) period ending with a quarter before age 24 in which the disability