BASIC (03-01)

VB 01505.011 Beneficiary or Legal Guardian Requests Voluntary Termination of SVB

A. When to use

Follow these procedures when the SVB beneficiary or legal guardian requests voluntary termination of SVB. If a request for voluntary termination is made by a representative payee who is not the SVB individual's legal guardian, follow VB 01505.012.

B. Policy

A written voluntary termination request must be filed with SSA and:

  • be signed and dated by the beneficiary or legal guardian;

  • state the reason for the termination request;

  • describe the possible effects of the termination and state that the individual understands the effects (including the need to pay back or return SVB payments, when applicable);

  • explain that an appeal (or a new SVB application) filed within the 60-day appeal period will cancel the termination request; and

  • acknowledge that the filing of a new SVB application after the 60-day appeal period expires precludes entitlement earlier than the month the new application is filed.

C. Procedure - Request Filed or Received in a Field Office (FO) or Central Processing Site (CPS)

The FO or CPS will:

NOTE: The FO will send all voluntary termination documentation to the CPS after completion of the above actions for retention with the SVB folder.

D. Procedure - Request Filed or Received in a Foreign Service Post (FSP)

The FSP will fax and then mail the request to the servicing CPS. The CPS will process the voluntary termination per VB 01505.011C.


To Link to this section - Use this URL:
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/1401505011
VB 01505.011 - Beneficiary or Legal Guardian Requests Voluntary Termination of SVB - 07/07/2014
Batch run: 07/07/2014
Rev:07/07/2014