A claimant meets the support requirement at the pertinent time if, during the 12-month
period immediately preceding that time, the NH regularly contributed at least one-half
the claimant’s whole support without a break.
Usually, the reasonable period is the 12-month period immediately preceding the month
of the dependency point; the period is calculated using calendar months. For example,
if the dependency point is the NH's onset of disability in September 2010, the 12-month
period is September 2009 through August 2010.
CAUTION: In a life case, apply the rules on child’s benefits first month of entitlement in
life cases requirement in RS 00203.010C.2.d. If we find the child to have been receiving one-half support at the time the application
was filed, we will deem them to have been receiving one-half support throughout the
month of filing unless there is an indication that the support situation has changed
before filing or is expected to change in that month.