Any SMI enrollee, except persons whose SMI coverage is being paid for under a State
buy-in agreement, may file a request to terminate SMI coverage.
If the enrollee is incapable of transacting business, the request may be signed by
a representative payee, or, in the case of a nonbeneficiary, by someone providing
care or financial support.
A representative payee must be able to show that termination of SMI will directly
benefit the enrollee. This also applies to whomever is acting for a nonbeneficiary.
(See GN 00502.113 for duties, responsibilities, and authority of representative payees.)