A subsequent claim is an award of any type of benefit on a particular social security number (SSN) on which a Primary
Insurance Amounts (PIA) was previously established. Awards after a T, M or Medicare-only
(Hospital Insurance (HI)/Supplemental Medical Insurance (SMI)) claims are also examples
of a subsequent claim.
In addition, in some situations the claimant can file a new claim while awaiting a
final determination on a previously filed claim. (i.e., Disability (DIB) claim is
pending an appeal decision at the hearing level when the claimant files a Retirement