May 19, 2016
“If a claimant is within a few days to a few months of reaching a higher age category and using the chronological age would result in a denial, consider using the higher age category if it would result in a favorable determination . . . .” The phrase, “a few days to a few months” is defined as a small number not to exceed 6 months.
POMS DI 25015.006(B)