TN 12 (07-08)

DI 27520.010 Death after Medical Denial or Cessation

The Disability Determination Services (DDS) that made the original determination reviews the file for possible reopening when:

NOTE: The Field Office (FO) will identify these circumstances for the DDS. For further instructions on processing cases where the claimant dies after filing for disability benefits see Death Cases – Table of Contents DI 23510.000.

  • The claimant's death raises a question as to whether the prior determination should be changed;

  • The claimant died less than 1 year after a denial or termination of disability; and

  • The survivor's benefits would be increased by an allowance (or continuance), or there is a potential Disability Insurance Benefit (DIB) underpayment and an individual is eligible to receive the underpayment.

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DI 27520.010 - Death after Medical Denial or Cessation - 07/28/2008
Batch run: 01/15/2019