VB 01503.710 Payment Resumptions From PSY S08
SVB payments are automatically restored when new representative payee data is transmitted onto the SVB SSR; however, a systems-generated notice will not be produced. Preparation of a manual resumption notice is required as explained in VB 01503.715.
EXCEPTION: If new payee data is transmitted the system will not release benefits suspended S08 if there are previous months of M02 on the record. The CPS must transmit a new force due amount for the M02 months to release withheld SVB payments.
B. Procedure — Beneficiary Legally Incompetent
Benefits cannot be resumed to beneficiaries determined to be legally incompetent under the laws of the jurisdiction in which he or she resides until a payee selection has been made. When new payee data is processed, SVB payments will be resumed.
C. Procedure — Substantial Harm Involved
Direct payment must be initiated and SVB paid beginning with the month following the 1-month suspension. SVB will be paid directly to the beneficiary even if representative payee development continues and/or direct payments would cause substantial harm. Take the following actions:
Obtain an SSA-11BK from the SVB beneficiary if payments have been previously issued on the record. (NOTE: If payments have not yet been paid, obtain a new SVB application that is signed by the claimant.);
Initiate direct payments to the SVB beneficiary beginning with the month following the S08 month. (CAUTION: Do not release any previously withheld SVB payments at this time. Benefits withheld will be addressed when the representative payee issue is resolved.);
Notify the SVB beneficiary of the actions taken (see VB 01503.715 for notice procedures);
Annotate in the Remarks field on the SVB SSR “Interim Direct Payment”; and
Update the SVB Intranet Site.