For FO instructions on suspending Title II benefit payments to Title II beneficiaries
confined to penal institutions for conviction of crimes, see GN 02607.000 Prisoner
Provisions Title II.
The provisions on suspending title II benefit payments to prisoners may apply to a
title II beneficiary who is confined in a penal or correctional institution for conviction
of a crime, including a DIB, CDB, or DWB beneficiary undergoing a CDR. The title II
benefit suspension provisions apply independently of the provisions in DI 28065.001B on excluding felony-related and confinement-related impairments. The suspension of
benefit payments to DIB, CDB, or DWB beneficiaries while confined for conviction of a felony apply without regard to the date on which the felony was
committed or to whether impairments are felony-related or confinement-related. If
the possibility of confinement first comes to light during a CDR, the DDS, ALJ, or
AC will notify the FO of an individual in pay status and request documentation.
The DDS disability determination and the FO suspension of benefit payments are separate
actions. The DDS proceeds with the CDR determination and the FO independently proceeds
with the suspension action, if appropriate.