PL 106-169 provides that an individual cannot be a qualified individual during any
month in which the individual:
is not a citizen or national of the United State, and
resides in a country to which payments to residents of that country are withheld by
the Treasury Department under section 3329 of title 31, United States Code.
Treasury Department regulations currently prohibit the delivery of U.S. Government
checks to, or on behalf of, individuals in the following countries:
It is necessary to establish that an individual is a citizen or national of the United
States only to establish that this provision does not apply to him/her. If a claimant/beneficiary
is not a citizen or national of the United States, his/her country of citizenship
is not material.
Residence in a country listed above does not affect the qualified status of an individual
who is a citizen or national of the United States. However, Treasury regulations prevent
the payment of benefits to, or behalf of, such an individual while he/she is in one
of these countries.
If the individual, who is not a citizen or national of the United State, is in one
of these countries before the qualification determination is made, the claim will
If the individual is in one of these countries after the date of the notice of qualification,
this results in the suspension of SVB payments.
NOTE: In the rare case in which the individual moves to one of these countries between
the date the qualification determination is made and the month in which the individual
is determined to be entitled to SVB, payments to the individual are suspended effective
with the later of the following:
the month in which the individual moved to that country, or
The determination of qualification cannot be reversed since it was correct when it