F2, the deceased NH’s mother, became entitled to benefits in April 2007, the month
the NH died.
The NH and both parents were admitted to the United States as permanent residents
The NH’s father became ill and the father and mother returned to Panama in 1987. The
NH’s father died in 1988 and the NH’s mother was readmitted to the United States in
F2 lived with the NH in the United States until September 1991 and then moved back
F2 meets the 5-year residency requirement since she lived in the United States for
a total of 5 years during which she met the definition of a parent.
NOTE: A parent’s or child’s residence in the United States after the NH dies may be counted
toward the 5 year period of residence.