TN 84 (02-22)
The PIA can be changed only by a recomputation or recalculation.
Involve the use of a new computation period;
Can be effective only to increase the PIA (or to impose WEP);
Are specifically provided for in the law;
Can be waived, in writing, if the numberholder (NH) or his/her family would be disadvantaged
in some way or if he/she and every member of his/her family do not want the primary
insurance amount to be recomputed for any other reason; and
Are effective January of the year following the year the earnings were earned. For
example, earnings for 1999 will be included in a recomputation effective January 2000.
There are three exceptions:
A recomputation to impose WEP is effective the first month that WEP applies.
A recomputation to allow credit for earnings in the year of death is effective the
month of death.
A recomputation meeting the requirements in RS 00605.407B.9. will be effective in the first month it is no longer disadvantageous.
Involve the reopening of a previous computation to change computation factors or to
include or exclude additional earnings in the base year period;
Can increase or decrease the PIA;
Are not specifically provided for in the law; and
Are effective the same month as the original computation.
Verify the accuracy of the PIA and benefit entitlement after removing inaccurate earnings.