The EPE is a re-entitlement period for title II beneficiaries who complete their TWP.
For the first 36 months of the EPE, cash benefits are payable for any month that a
beneficiary does not perform SGA. After the 36-month re-entitlement period, the EPE
can continue if the beneficiary does not perform SGA.
The 15-month re-entitlement period under the EPE provision became effective December
The 36-month re-entitlement period under the EPE provision became effective January
For information about the TWP provision, see DI 13010.035.
For information about the policy, definitions, application, and effects of the EPE,
see DI 13010.210 and DI 13010.215.