The 24-month initial reinstatement period (IRP) begins with the month of reinstatement
to SSI and continues until the recipient has 24 payable months (not necessarily consecutive).
Months of eligibility under section 1619(b) count as a payable month toward completing
If an entire SSI payment is withheld to recover an overpayment, the month counts as
a payable month toward completing the IRP.
Months a payment is not payable (non-payment due to resources, unearned income, etc.)
do not count toward the IRP.
After the IRP is completed, the individual is eligible to a new 60-month period in
which he or she can request expedited reinstatement if SSI eligibility subsequently
terminates due to earned income (or a combination of earned and unearned income).