Dispose of an oral or written protective filing for SVB benefits by one of the following
Secure an application for SVB benefits.
Send a 60-day closeout letter to the applicant/claimant (see VB 05001.005B for notice requirements).
In addition, a closeout notice should be sent when:
An informal determination of ineligibility is made (see VB 00201.040), or
The claimant dies after making a written statement or oral inquiry but before filing
Under title VIII, there is no provision for the payment of underpayments or of benefits
to dependents or survivors. An abatement notice should be sent to the applicant if
other than the claimant. If the claimant filed on his/her own behalf, then no notice
is necessary (see GN 00204.005E).
If sending notice to applicant, use paragraph MISR07 in NL 00725.005 for notice. Change “Social Security”in this paragraph to “Special Veterans Benefits”. End the notice with either paragraph REF001 (if domestic address) or paragraph REF002
(if foreign address) under the caption "If You Have Any Questions."