A payee's request to waive a beneficiary's right to title II benefits must be submitted
in writing. Policy guides shown in GN 02409.001 will also apply when the request is made by a payee. The request is honored if found
to be in the beneficiary's best interests. The ARC, CPS; for Chicago use ARC, CRSI-SSI,
is responsible for making the formal determination.
CAUTION: These instructions apply to waiver requests on title II benefits only. Before considering
waiver of benefits in initial claims, be sure that the request is received from the
proper applicant, and close-out procedures have been properly followed. If there is
any question of the advisability of the request, consider appointing another payee
for the beneficiary. For information on withdrawal of title II benefits, see GN 00206.005 and GN 00206.010. For information on voluntary termination of title XVI benefits, see SI 02301.230.