If an inquiry is received from, or on behalf of, an individual who wants to move to
one of the former Soviet Republics to which payment restricted, advise the inquirer
that no payments can be made to, or on behalf of, beneficiaries in that country at
this time. Explain that no payments can be made until an agreement is reached with
the government of that country about procedures for verifying that the payment of
benefits is possible and for an orderly method of check delivery.
Advise the beneficiary that if he moves to the country, he/she should be sure to give
us his/her complete address so that he/she is contacted when payments to the area
See RS 02650.040 for information about the special payment procedure in that country. Do not explain
the special procedure if it is clear that the beneficiary would not be eligible for
payment (e.g. no exception to the alien nonpayment provision is met).