20 CFR 218.17 - When a remarried widow(er) annuity begins.

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§ 218.17 When a remarried widow(er) annuity begins.

(a) A remarried widow(er) annuity begins on the later of either the date chosen by the applicant or the earliest date permitted by law.

(b)Earliest date permitted by law -

(1)General rules. The earliest date permitted by law is the later of -

(i) The first day of the month in which the employee dies; or

(ii) The first day of the month in which the claimant becomes eligible for a remarried widow(er) annuity as shown in part 216 of this chapter.

(2)Full-age annuity. The earliest date permitted by law is the latest of -

(i) The month shown in paragraph (b)(1) of this section;

(ii) The first day of the month in which the claimant attains full retirement age; or

(iii) The first day of the sixth month before the month in which the application is filed.

(3)Reduced-age annuity. The earliest date permitted by law is the latest of -

(i) The month shown in paragraph (b)(1) of this section;

(ii) The first day of the month in which the claimant attains age 60: or

(iii) The first day of the month in which the application is filed or the first day of the month preceding the month in which the application is filed if the employee died in that preceding month.

(4)Disability annuity. The earliest date permitted by law is the latest of -

(i) The month shown in paragraph (b)(1) of this section;

(ii) The first day of the month in which the claimant attains age 50;

(iii) The first day of the twelfth month before the month in which the application is filed; or

(iv) The first day of the sixth month after the month of disability onset.

(5)“Child in care” annuity. The earliest date permitted by law is the latest of -

(i) The month shown in paragraph (b)(1) of this section; or

(ii) The first day of the sixth month before the month in which the application is filed.

[ 54 FR 30725, July 24, 1989, as amended at 68 FR 39010, July 1, 2003]

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