In June 2000, the individual moved to the Philippines and became entitled to SVB effective
July 2000. On March 12, 2001, he comes into a U.S. FO and asks to have his SSI resumed.
The FO questions him, and learns that he entered the United States on February 9,
2001 (this is confirmed by his airline ticket) to visit his son after the death of
his wife in the Philippines. His son has convinced him this month to stay and live
with him. He now wants to have his SSI resumed and has no intention of returning to
live in the Philippines.
He is entitled to the SVB payment for March because he was considered a foreign resident
on the first day of that month. However, his SVB payments are suspended effective
April 2001, the month after the month in which he gave up his foreign residence.
He requests reinstatement of his SSI and the FO subsequently determines that he meets
the SSI eligibility requirements (including being present in the United States for
30 days in a row), his SSI benefits can be resumed and he is eligible for a prorated
SSI payment for March 2001.
NOTE: If the beneficiary had stated that he decided to stay in the United States in February
2001 shortly after he entered the United States, his SVB payments would have been
suspended effective March 2001 (the month after the month in which he abandoned his
foreign residence). He would not have been entitled to the SVB payment that he received
for March 2001 and he would have been overpaid for that month.