Suspending monthly benefits
Provide the PSC/OCO-ODO technician with the beneficiary’s prisoner suspension information.
Code these entries as applicable:
Suspension: enter the beneficiary’s first month of prisoner suspension in MM/YY format.
For information on suspending benefits as a prisoner, see GN 02607.160A and for information on suspending benefits as a not-guilty-by-reason of insanity
(NGRI) person, see GN 02607.310B. For suspension information on an incompetent to stand trial (IST) person, see GN 02607.330 and for suspension information for a sexually dangerous person (SDP), see GN 02607.350.
NOTE: A beneficiary must serve more than 30 continuous days in an institution after conviction
or commitment and confinement in an institution before we can suspend monthly benefits.
Confinement: enter the beneficiary’s first month of confinement to the correctional
or mental health institution, and
Conviction: enter the date the beneficiary’s conviction and sentencing for a criminal
NOTE: If a court orders a beneficiary confined as an NGRI, IST, or SDP, under an official
order of commitment, line out the word, “Conviction” and replace it with “Commitment.”
Enter the date the beneficiary’s official commitment began based on the court’s order.
Check one label in this category, “PRISON,” “MENTAL” (NGRI or IST), or “PREDTR” (SDP),