If the SVB beneficiary notifies SSA that he or she is returning to his or her foreign
residence, but he or she has not yet actually departed the United States, instruct
the individual to contact SSA (FBU or FO) upon his or her arrival abroad.
When SSA is notified that an SVB recipient has returned abroad, obtain a signed statement
showing the address where he or she is to reside. In addition, obtain evidence documenting
the date of his or her arrival to the foreign country. Evidence can include, but is
no limited to:
Absent evidence to the contrary, proof is not necessary to establish that the individual
has actually resumed living at the foreign address shown on his or her signed statement
(e.g., lease agreement, rental receipt, utility bills, etc.) as long as:
The address where the SVB recipient is to reside agrees with the address shown on
the SVB SSR; and
SVB entitlement continues uninterrupted (i.e., no suspension months incurred for failing
to be a foreign resident).
Fax and then mail to the CPS having SVB jurisdiction the signed statement and evidence
documenting the date of the recipient's arrival abroad (and, if required, proof establishing
that he or she is actually living at the address reflected on the signed statement).