Once a beneficiary is receiving payments, treat any subsequent payee action, including
an application for another benefit, as a post-eligibility issue.
Determine the resident FO to be the office serving the payee's address.
For a beneficiary receiving direct payments, change the resident FO to the office
serving the beneficiary's address.
When a new payee files an application, give the FO serving the payee applicant's address
responsibility for developing the application and making the decision on it.
For information on the servicing FO for misuse allegations, see GN 00604.010B.
Before making the payee change, you must contact the former payee. For instructions
on making payee changes, see GN 00504.100B.1.