Notify the beneficiary using a Notice of Planned Action (SSA-L8156-U2). Model language
“Supplemental Security Income – Notice of Cessation Due to Failure to Follow Prescribed
Treatment - Blindness”
This is about your claim for supplemental security income payments.
To get supplemental security income payments because of blindness, your vision must
be severely limited as defined in the law. However, a person will not continue to
be considered blind for supplemental security income purposes if he or she willfully
refuses to follow prescribed treatment that can be expected to restore his or her
vision to the point where he or she is no longer blind as defined by law.
The evidence shows that you are blind, but are not following the treatment which has
been prescribed for you. Therefore, benefits cannot be paid to you. If you should
decide to follow the prescribed treatment, or if you have more information showing
why you should not, please get in touch with any Social Security office.
On the basis of the evidence we have, we find that your eligibility to supplemental
security income payments as a blind person ceased in (month/ year). However, if you
meet all other requirements of the law, you can receive payments for a 2 month period
after your blindness eligibility ends. Therefore, (month/year) is the last month you
will be eligible for payments.