Consider suspension of payments for non-U.S. residency and follow instructions in
SI 02301.225. We must give the Centenarian at least 30 days to respond before we send the Goldberg-Kelly
If you suspend Title XVI benefits, update the PSY code in the “Centenarian Information”
section on the Centenarian Project Website to show we suspended the centenarian’s benefits.
If you suspend benefits, immediately refer the case to OIG, using form e8551. Provide
as much information on the e8551 as available. For more information on the e8551,
see GN 04124.001.
Centenarians or their representative payees, if applicable, do not always notify us
right away when a centenarian moves out of the country. You may discover this fact
when you initiate contact with the centenarian and a family member or friend informs
you that the centenarian has moved. Immediately obtain the complete foreign address
and telephone number. If the reporter alleges he or she does not know how to contact
the centenarian, this may be an indication the centenarian is deceased. In this case,
initiate “unable to locate a recipient” procedures found in GN 02602.530 and SI 02301.240.
If the centenarian is residing outside of the country and the foreign address is available,
we require additional development. Policy for absence from the United States is found
in SI 02301.225.