Although not required for entitlement, all Title II beneficiaries entitled June 1989
or later must have a Social Security number (SSN), or must have applied for one, to
A monthly Title II benefit is payable if a beneficiary meets all requirements for
has applied for an SSN, submitting the required evidence and completing the in-person
interview, when required (see RM 10205.110).
A monthly Title II benefit is not payable if a beneficiary who meets all requirements for entitlement:
fails to provide a properly completed application to obtain an original SSN with the
required evidence or fails to complete the in-person interview, when required (see
The beneficiary would be entitled, but is placed in suspense.