An advance notice is used to:
Inform a person of a planned action to terminate, suspend, or reduce benefits, and
explain the reason for the action;
Advise a beneficiary of the consequences of continuing to fail to provide SSA with
Inform entitled beneficiaries when entitlement of a new beneficiary will adversely
affect their benefits;
Give a beneficiary and/or representative payee a chance to dispute the validity of
a third party report (See GN 03001.015); or,
Notify the beneficiary (or the person authorized to act on his/her behalf) before
an initial or subsequent representative payee is appointed. (See NL 00601.100.)
Details concerning the situations that require advance notices can be found in GN 03001.005, DI 13010.185, GN 01010.310, and GN 00503.100.
EXCEPTION: Advance notice is not required for beneficiaries living in foreign countries (see
GN 00503.130 and GN 00505.044.). Also, in certain situations, an advance notice is not sent to a parent (See GN 00503.100E.2.).