Gil was entitled to D-HI and D-SMI when his DIB terminated 3/31/92. Although he requested
reconsideration of the disability cessation, he did not request benefit continuation
at that time. In 1/93, he was advised that there was no basis for reversing the cessation.
However, he immediately appealed the reconsideration determination and requested continuation
of both DIB and Medicare. DIB, D-HI and D-SMI were reinstated effective 1/1/93. The
ALJ reversed the cessation and both DIB and D-HI are reinstated effective 4 /1/92.
Since more than 5 months SMI premiums would be due if D-SMI were also reinstated effective
4/1/92, Gil is advised that if he wishes D-SMI for the period 4/92-12/92, he must
file a written request within 60 days of the notice and authorize deduction of the
retroactive premiums from his monthly benefits.