A person has been awarded a benefit means that
the person has become entitled to a certain type of benefit.
This definition encompasses not only newly entitled
beneficiaries, but also cases where a person converts from one
benefit type to another. An example of such a conversion is a
case where a disabled-worker beneficiary attains the
normal retirement age and
becomes a retired worker. Another example is a case where a spouse
of a retiree becomes an aged widow(er) upon the death of her or his
Please keep this definition in mind when accessing our award data.