SVB beneficiaries are instructed to report to SSA any departures from a foreign country
to go to the United States to visit or to live. (See VB 01501.005 for SVB reporting responsibilities.) All SVB beneficiaries are informed of this reporting
responsibility when applying for SVB. Also, the pamphlet, Social Security: Special
Benefits For World War II Veterans, is sent to all SVB beneficiaries when awarded
and reminds him or her to report to SSA any visit or return to the United States
IMPORTANT: Reports of an SVB recipient going to (or is in) the United States may be received
from sources other than the beneficiary (e.g., a relative or postal authorities, etc.).
The guidelines in VB 01501.010 apply for determining and handling first-party and third-party reports. When SSA
is notified by a third party that an SVB recipient has gone to the United States but
does not know the individual's whereabouts, follow the procedures in VB 01503.300, Whereabouts Unknown. If the third party is able to provide a U.S. address for the
SVB recipient, fax and forward the information to the CPS having SVB jurisdiction.
The CPS will develop for the recipient's whereabouts and residence.