As in the case of DIB, effective 01/1973, the payment of DWB is subject to a waiting
period of 5 full consecutive calendar months. For discussion on the waiting period
policy, see DI 10110.001G.
IMPORTANT: Public Law (P.L.) 101-508 permits months of eligibility for Supplemental Security
Income (SSI) payments and/or State Supplementary Payments (SSP) to be counted toward
the 5-month waiting period for payments after 12/90 and toward the Medicare qualifying
period. For further discussion, see DI 11015.020C.