The claimant contacted the FBU in Manila on May 15, 2000 and stated that he wanted
to file for SVB. On August 17, 2000, he filed an SSA-2000-F6. When the claimant completed
the SSA-2000-F6, he showed that he left the United States and moved to the Philippines
on March 10, 1995.
The SSR showed that he was currently receiving SSI payments and that his benefits
were being sent directly to his U.S. bank account. It was established that he had
returned to the Philippines in March 1995 and had not returned to the United States
since then except for brief visits of only 1-2 weeks.
It was determined that the claimant was not eligible for any of the SSI benefits he
received for months after March 1995. His SSI entitlement should have terminated effective
The claimant does not meet the SSI eligibility requirements for SVB because he was
not eligible in December 1999 (the month in which title VIII was enacted into law)
and in May 2000 when he established a protective filing.