According to the alien nonpayment provisions (ANPP), aliens outside the U.S. for 6
consecutive calendar months will not be paid benefits beginning with the 7th month of their absence unless they can meet an exception.
The alien nonpayment provisions are based on Section 202(t) of the Social Security
Act and do not apply to citizens or nationals of the United States.
IMPORTANT: The Alien Nonpayment provisions are extremely complex and multi-tiered. Before applying
these provisions it will be necessary to fully review the POMS chapter Alien Nonpayment
Provisions (RS 02610.000).
The NUSC (Non U.S. Citizen Coding) screen is placed into the pathway when a domestic
to foreign change of address is initiated via the post-entitlement PEAD screen. The
NUSC screen gathers the information that will be used to apply the alien nonpayment
provisions to a beneficiary while he/she is outside the United States.
The LEUS (Left U.S./Outside of U.S.) screen will also be placed into the pathway when
a domestic to foreign change of address is initiated via the post-entitlement PEAD
screen. The LEUS screen is used to annotate the exact date that the beneficiary left
the United States. The RETAP operation automatically selects SSN’s where the LEFT
US date is 7 months prior to COM and there is no RETURNED US date. These cases are
processed by Title II Redesign, the MBR is evaluated, and the appropriate suspense
action is taken.
It is very important that the LEUS screen is completed when a beneficiary who is subject
to ANPP leaves the U.S. for any period that exceeds 3 months. It is the proper coding
of the LEUS screen which initiates the Alien Nonpayment Provision suspension via the
RETAP operation once the beneficiary has been outside the U.S. for 6 months.