VB 01503.005 Suspension, Stop-Payment and Benefit Reduction Events
A. Policy -- Suspension Events
The following events result in the suspension of SVB:
Cessation of residency outside the United States (loss of foreign residence);
Failure to provide information;
Check returned for miscellaneous reasons;
Other benefit income precludes SVB; and
A disqualification event occurs.
SVB entitlement terminates (PSY T31) the first day of the 13th consecutive month after the effective date of a suspension that resulted from one (or a combination) of the above events as explained in VB 01505.005. Note: See SI 02301.205 on Suspension and Reestablishing Eligibility for SSI benefit payments.
B. Policy — Stop-Payment Events
The following events are considered stop-payment events for SVB purposes:
An SVB beneficiary who is a U.S. citizen or national resides in a Treasury-barred country;
An SVB beneficiary resides in an SSA-restricted country; and
Representative payee development is pending and direct payment would cause substantial harm to the beneficiary.
C. Policy — Benefit Reduction Event
An adjustment in other benefit income adversely affects the SVB payable for one or more months.