An SVB claimant, who is currently receiving SSI payments, was issued a qualification
notice on March 17, 2000. On April 21, 2000, he contacts the FO where the SVB claim
was filed to report that he is leaving the United States the next day to live permanently
in the Philippines. The FO processes the foreign address change and suspends SSI for
absence from the U.S., but the input is too late to stop the recurring May 1 SSI check.
The FO advises the individual to return the May 1, 2000 SSI payment.
On April 25, 2000 the individual goes to the Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Manila
and submits evidence of Philippine residency. The FBU forwards the evidence to the
FO, who, in turn, forwards the SVB claims material to the CPS. The CPS processes the
SVB claim and issues an SVB benefit for May 2000. Upon expiration of the appeals period
for the suspension of SSI payments processed by the FO on April 21, 2000, the CPS
will send the SVB claimant an overpayment notice requesting refund of any SSI payments
received after April 30, 2000.