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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 exists.


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NL 00711.125 - Disability Benefits Paragraphs - 06/26/2003
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:06/26/2003