You should assume an adult beneficiary is capable of managing or directing the management
of the benefits to which he or she is entitled unless there are indicators or evidence
to the contrary. Refer to GN 00502.020.
If an individual applies for SVB and is currently entitled to RSI/SSI and has a payee,
assume the beneficiary will continue to need a payee unless evidence is presented
to the contrary. Document the file (SSA-5002 Report of Contact or similar form) that
this beneficiary will or will not need a payee appointment for SVB.