The claimant, who is receiving SSI benefits, files an application for SVB on June
5, 2001. It is determined that he meets all the requirements for qualification for
SVB. The written notice of qualification is dated June 16, 2001. The notice also informs
him that in order to become entitled to SVB, he must establish a residence outside
the United States before November 1, 2001 or his claim for SVB will be denied.
On November 10, 2001, he visits the FSP in Manila and presents his passport showing
that he entered the Philippines on October 23, 2001. He also submits a statement from
the mayor of the small town in which he is living. The mayor states that because he
sees the claimant every day, he knows that the claimant returned to that town late
in October 2001 and since that time he has been living there with his wife in their
family home. The mayor confirms the address furnished by the claimant. FSP assists
the claimant in making a written statement showing where he is residing and that he
intends to make this his home.
FSP faxes and then mails this material to the FO that took his claim. The FO then
forwards it to the CPS. The CPS determines that the claimant is residing outside the
United States and is entitled to SVB effective November 2001.