Once an individual is properly enrolled in SMI, failure to continue to meet the eligibility
requirements does not cause termination of enrollment. Valid SMI coverage may be terminated
only in accordance with provisions set out in HI 00820.035.
However, to be able to reenroll after termination of coverage, the individual must be eligible as defined in HI 00805.005
EXAMPLE: Mrs. Smith, who was receiving aged wife's insurance benefits when she reached age
65, enrolled timely for SMI. She divorced the NH but was not entitled to divorced
wife's monthly benefits as she had been married to him less than 10 years. She was
not entitled to any other RSDI benefit nor eligible for HI under the deemed insured
provision. She was not a citizen of the U.S. nor had she lived in the U.S. continuously
for the 5 preceding years.
Although her entitlement to monthly benefits and HI terminates, Mrs. Smith continues
to be covered by SMI.
NOTE: If Mrs. Smith's SMI entitlement ends, she must meet the requirements in HI 00805.005 to reenroll in SMI.