BASIC (01-02)

VB 01503.610 Beneficiary Departs Treasury-Barred Country

A. Policy

1. U.S. Citizens or Nationals

SVB can be paid the first month during which the beneficiary did not remain in a Treasury-barred country throughout the entire month as long as he/she continues to meet all SVB qualification requirements. See VB 01503.615 for instructions for paying SVB withheld while the beneficiary was in a Treasury-barred country.

2. Non-U.S. Citizens or Nationals

SVB can be paid the first month during which the beneficiary did not remain in a Treasury-barred country throughout the entire month if:

  • SVB payments have not been terminated (e.g., PSY T31 after being in suspense for 12 consecutive months); and

  • The individual meets all SVB qualification requirements.

REMINDER: Non-U.S. citizens or nationals cannot be qualified individuals for SVB purposes during any month he/she resides in a Treasury-barred country and, as a result, any SVB payments withheld while in a Treasury-barred country are NOT payable.

B. Procedure — FO and FSPs

1. Residence in United States

Follow VB 01503.100.

2. Foreign Residence Is Established (Not a Treasury-Barred or SSA-Restricted Country)

Conduct a face-to-face interview with the SVB beneficiary to verify that he/she is no longer in the barred/restricted country.

Obtain proof of the beneficiary's identity using the guidelines in RM 00207.010. Also establish his/her foreign residence, as explained in VB 00205.155D, and verify that all SVB qualification requirements in VB 00102.001 continue to be met.

NOTE: Obtain proof of the date the beneficiary departed from the barred/restricted country if this date is material to the month of SVB resumption. Otherwise, the month in which the face-to-face interview is conducted will be used as the first month during which the beneficiary did not remain in a Treasury-barred country throughout the entire month.

Fax and mail all material to the CPS having SVB jurisdiction.

C. Procedure — CPS

If the documentation requirements in VB 01503.610B.2. are met:

  • Process the SVB reinstatement;

  • Update the remarks field on the SVB SSR;

  • Update the SVB Intranet site to reflect the reinstatement and delete the suspension; and

  • Fax the information to OIP, Attention SVB at (410) 966-7025.


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