H4 EAD application after expiry, should be renew or NEW h4-EAD?

Hi, My H4-EAD has expired 8 months back. now if i need to apply for H4-EAD , my application should be as renewal [1(c) option] or it should be a new application [1(a) option] on I-765 form?

appreciate responses.

It is always a renewal if you had the EAD earlier irrespective of its expiry date.