This subchapter explains the adjudicative process which results in the initial qualification/entitlement
determination for a new benefit program, Special Benefits for Certain World War (WW)
II Veterans, in a new title VIII of the Social Security Act. The determination of
entitlement for a title VIII benefit is a two-step claims process which may involve
a collaborative effort between both domestic and foreign components. This subchapter
includes the specific responsibilities of the servicing field office (FO), the designated
central processing site (CPS), and the Foreign Service Post (FSP) in the jurisdiction
and routing of the claims file and evidence.