TN 115 (12-23)

RS 00605.401 Recomputations and Recalculations

A. Policy

The PIA can be changed only by a recomputation or recalculation.

B. Definitions

1. Recomputations


  • Involve the use of a new computation period;

  • Can be effective only to increase the PIA (or to impose WEP);

  • Are specifically provided for in the law;

  • Can be waived, in writing, if the numberholder (NH) or their family would be disadvantaged in some way or if they and every member of their family do not want the primary insurance amount to be recomputed for any other reason; and

  • Are effective January of the year following the year the earnings were earned. For example, earnings for 1999 will be included in a recomputation effective January 2000. There are three exceptions:

    1. a. 

      A recomputation to impose WEP is effective the first month that WEP applies.

    2. b. 

      A recomputation to allow credit for earnings in the year of death is effective the month of death.

    3. c. 

      A recomputation meeting the requirements in RS 00605.407B.9. will be effective in the first month it is no longer disadvantageous.

2. Recalculations


  • Involve the reopening of a previous computation to change computation factors or to include or exclude additional earnings in the base year period;

  • Can increase or decrease the PIA;

  • Are not specifically provided for in the law; and

  • Are effective the same month as the original computation.


    Verify the accuracy of the PIA and benefit entitlement after removing inaccurate earnings.


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