Program Operations Manual System (POMS)
RM 05103.001 General Information
Section 202(n) of the Social Security Act provides that an individual deported under certain paragraphs of section 241(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act shall be paid no monthly benefits, on the basis of his earnings, for any month occurring after the month in which the Secretary is notified by the Attorney General that such individual has been so deported and before the month in which such individual is thereafter lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Section 202(n) further provides that if no benefits could be paid to such individal, no monthly benefit on the basis of his earnings shall be paid to any other person who is not a citizen of the United States and is outside the United States for any part of such month, and that no lump sum payment shall be made on the basis of such individual's earnings if he dies in or after the month such notice is received and before the month in which he is thereafter lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.
In order to assist the Social Security Administration in administering these provisions, the Immigration and Naturalization Service furnishes SSA with Form I-157, Notice of Deportation, for each individual deported under section 242(f) or one of the applicable paragraphs of section 241(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. SSA processes these forms to available records to verify social security numbers. Pertinent data is extracted from the deportation notices and maintained on magnetic tape for use in initial and postadjudicative claims processes.