Section 205(q)(5) of the Act specifically excludes use of the expedited payment procedure for:
Benefits based on the disability of either the claimant or the NH (e.g., an HA, HB2,
HC1, DWB, or CDB). However, at the point of conversion from DIB to RIB and thereafter,
the exclusion no longer applies.
When a claimant elects to receive RIB benefits pending a determination of entitlement
to DIB, he or she has, in effect, filed for both types of benefits. Therefore, the
claimant may request expedited payment with respect to any interim RIB payment which
may be due. Particular attention should be paid to the possibility of an expedited
payment request in these cases. It is important that all evidence necessary for payment
be included in the RIB file.
Sec. 205(q)(5) restricts the expedited payment procedures to monthly insurance benefits requested
by the individual to whom the monthly benefit is due. Thus, an effective request for
expedited payment of an LSDP or an underpayment cannot be made.
The provision does not apply where an initial determination has been made and it is
being challenged through the reconsideration, hearing, appeal, or court process.
NOTE: A request for expedited payment in a nonreceipt case merely places a control over
the nonreceipt request to ensure that payment is made. It does not alter or substitute
for the regular processing under the nonreceipt procedures