VB 01505.005 Termination of SVB After 12 Consecutive Months of Suspension (T31)
A. Policy – General
SVB entitlement terminates effective with the 13th month after SVB payments have been suspended for 12 consecutive months (T31). An automatic systems termination occurs after 12 consecutive calendar months of SVB suspension on the supplemental security record (SSR). However, if the automatic systems termination does not occur (e.g., systems limitation) SVB entitlement still is considered terminated after 12 consecutive months of SVB suspense. Once SVB is terminated, individuals must generally file a new application to reestablish SVB entitlement, unless there is a favorable appeal decision or a reopening reverses the SVB termination.
Termination of SVB entitlement can occur earlier than the 13th month after SVB suspension when the beneficiary (or other authorized individual) requests voluntary termination of SVB (as explained in VB 01505.010) or the beneficiary dies (as explained in VB 01505.015).
B. Policy – Notices
SVB beneficiaries will be sent a notice explaining the suspension of SVB at the time the suspension action is processed and it will also advise the individual that SVB will terminate after 12 consecutive months of suspension. The notice will contain appeal rights. A subsequent notice will not be sent when SVB entitlement is terminated after 12 consecutive months of suspension.