If an application for child's benefits was previously disallowed for failure to meet
the dependency requirements under prior law for a child adopted after the NH's entitlement,
and the child would qualify for benefits under the provisions of new law in GN 00306.137C., you may reopen the claim per GN 04001.100 - GN 04001.110 within one year of the initial determination (the disallowance). Do not seek out
cases previously disallowed strictly for reopening. However, if a case comes to your
attention either on your own motion or at the request of the claimant, you may reopen.
After one year, the claimant would have to file a new application, and benefits would
be payable based only on that new application. Benefits under the new law are not payable for any month prior to January 1990.