Any time a payee selection is effectuated, the beneficiary or the person who can act
for the beneficiary must be given formal notice of the action. Final notices to beneficiaries
outside the United States provide appeal rights because we do not send an advance
We send courtesy notices to unsuccessful applicants to advise them of the decision.
This notice does not provide any information on who was selected or why, so disclosure
policy is not violated. (See GN 00503.130.)