The FO makes a FTC determination and records it on the Disability Control File (DCF)
after following the development steps in DI 13005.025 and DI 13005.030.
The DCF FTC input places benefits in non-payment status (LAF S0 for Title II/ PS N20
for Title XVI).
The suspension notice automatically generates when the transaction is processed.
If the beneficiary subsequently cooperates and provides the requested information
during the 12-month suspension period, reinstate benefits for any previous months
for which they are otherwise payable if all other factors of entitlement are met.
The beneficiary does not file an appeal to have benefits reinstated.
If the beneficiary does not cooperate during the 12-month suspension period, benefits
automatically terminate effective the 13th month. No benefit continuation will be
Note: For FO FTC procedures refer to DI 13015.005 Failure to Cooperate-Insufficient Evidence Decision (FTC) Suspension Procedures for
Continuing Disability Reviews (CDR)- Field Office (FO).