If a person files an application for HI (or for title II benefits and HI), which is
disallowed, he/she does not qualify for automatic enrollment. That individual must
file an enrollment request during an enrollment period.
Because of the possibility of disallowance, an individual who is age 64 or older should
be asked whether or not he/she wants SMI when filing for monthly benefits.
If the disallowed individual elects “no,” he/she will not be enrolled for SMI under any circumstances.
If he/she elects “yes,” the individual will be enrolled if eligible for SMI and the application was filed
during a prescribed enrollment period.