Use the rules in GN 00305.001A.2.a. and GN 00305.001A.2.b., unless otherwise indicated, in consulting the State Law Digest in GN 00306.405 — GN 00306.680 to determine parent-child relationship. If, after consulting the precedent opinions
in POMS Part 15 (PR) on PolicyNet, there is still doubt about which State law applies,
follow the procedures in GN 01010.815 for possible submittal to the Office of General Counsel (OGC).
In applying the law of the State of the worker's domicile, it is often necessary to
look to the law of the place where the relationship came into being. While the law
of the State of domicile governs in determining relationship, that State may apply
the law of the place where an event occurred in determining its validity.