TN 119 (12-23)
GN 00306.170 contains a list of State laws on the right of a child to inherit from the natural
parent when the adoption occurred during the NH's lifetime.
Do not submit a case to the Office of General Counsel (OGC) if the dependency test
is not met. Submit the case per GN 01010.815 ff. in the absence of a precedent opinion if:
The child was adopted in a State in which he/she kept the right to inherit from the
natural parent; and
The natural parent died domiciled in a State where an adopted child did not retain
inheritance rights from a natural parent or vice versa.
NOTE: See SSR 63-28 for an example of this situation.
GN 00306.170 refers to effective dates based upon the death of the natural parent before or after
a given date. In life cases, these dates refer to the filing of an application for
child's benefits before or after a given date.