NOTE: This latter situation should be rare since physicians, suppliers, and other providers
of services must submit claims for the beneficiary.
The beneficiary's need for help may be temporary or indefinite and may come to light
during the enrollment process or later.
The arrangements for assisting an individual to overcome the problem, will vary with
the nature and duration of the impairment. The procedure described below is intended
to guide FO's in procuring the necessary assistance for such enrollees.
The fact that SSA provides help, does not relieve the enrollee of the responsibility
to pay premiums promptly, or to claim reimbursement timely in an acceptable manner.