BASIC (01-02)

VB 01503.625 Benefits Withheld While in an SSA-Restricted Country

A. Policy

SVB withheld during the period the beneficiary is in an SSA-restricted country (regardless of citizenship) may be paid once he or she moves to a country to which payments can be made.

B. Procedure — FO, and FSPs

The beneficiary must appear in person (i.e., face-to-face interview) and submit proof of identity per RM 00207.010, and establish that all qualification requirements continue to be met.

Fax and then mail all materials to the CPS having SVB jurisdiction.

C. Procedure — CPS

Pay SVB for the months withheld while the beneficiary was in the SSA-restricted country if he/she:

  • Is no longer in a Treasury-barred or SSA-restricted country; and

  • Is entitled to SVB.

Notify the beneficiary of the release of withheld SVB.


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http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/1401503625
VB 01503.625 - Benefits Withheld While in an SSA-Restricted Country - 07/07/2014
Batch run: 07/07/2014
Rev:07/07/2014