For claims processed 09/08/95 or later, windfall offset applies to the retroactive
title II benefits first even if we paid the title II current monthly accrual (CMA) before the title XVI benefits. Paying the title XVI first will ensure that we protect a claimant’s Medicaid eligibility
for months in the retroactive period of benefits. If the claimant insists payment
of retroactive title II benefits immediately, and understands the potentially adverse
effect on Medicaid eligibility, obtain a withdrawal of the title XVI application.
For policy and procedures for withdrawal of a title XVI application, see SI 00601.050.