Explain that when we make a cessation determination, we notify the beneficiary and
auxiliaries, if applicable, in writing whether we still consider the impairment(s)
disabling. Also, advise him or her that if the impairment is not disabling, he or
she will be eligible to receive benefits for the month that the impairment severity
ceased and for the following two months.
However, in an Extended Period of Eligibility (EPE) case, disability might have ceased
previously because of SGA and the person received benefits for the month of cessation
and the following two months. If this is the case, advise the individual that any
benefits he or she receives will end with the month that the impairment is not disabling.
NOTE: In suspended prisoner or inmate cases, delete language concerning receipt of benefits
or payments. When we suspend payments due to confinement, and disability ceases, modify
the notice to explain that the “period of disability” will exist for the current month
and the following two months. See GN 02607.000, Prisoner Provisions Title II.
If title II prisoner cases ceased because we cannot consider the original impairment
disabling, incorporate the message in Rider W. See NL 00705.540, Prisoner Model Letter “W” – Felony and Non-Felony Related Impairments – DIB, CDB,