We notify beneficiaries of the benefit reviews via mail. We use the information collected
to determine if income, place of residence, or other circumstances have changed since
the initial application or the last benefit review. Beneficiaries are required to
complete a questionnaire and, if applicable, may need to submit evidence to substantiate
their responses on the questionnaires.
We determine if the responses lead to a continuation in benefits, change in payment
amount, suspension, or termination. We must give the beneficiary due process before
we make any changes. A beneficiary can appeal a decision if he or she disagrees with
the determination made on the case. For information regarding the appeals process,
see Appeals Process VB 02500.000.