A qualified individual can receive payments only for those months in which he or she
resides outside the United States on the first day of the month. Except as noted in
VB 00205.215, the country of residence does not matter.
A qualified individual is considered residing outside the United States and can receive
a payment for any month in which he or she resides outside the United States on the
first day of the month.
For SVB purposes, a qualified individual can be a resident of only one country at
a time. One country “at a time” means for the same period of time. Thus, it is possible
in some post-entitlement situations for an individual to be considered a foreign resident
on the first of a month and a U.S. resident for a subsequent part of that month. See
VB 00205.170 for a discussion of one circumstance in which this may happen.