When an individual appeals the suspension of SSI payments for absence from the U.S.,
send a notice to the individual advising him/her that a determination on SVB entitlement
cannot be made until the SSI appeal is resolved. Use a dictated “blank” SVB notice
available on FONS.
If the SSI appeal results in the denial of SVB entitlement, process the denial per
VB 00901.011. If the “absence from the U.S.” determination is upheld, and the individual meets
the requirements for SVB entitlement, process the SVB claim per VB 04001.001 and MSS00-075 (dated June 21, 2000).
Take no further action on the unresolved SSI overpayment pending further instructions.