On December 14, 1999, PL 106-169, the "Foster Care Independence Act of 1999," was
enacted into law. One of its provisions creates a new benefit program, Special Benefits
for Certain WW II Veterans, in a new title VIII of the Social Security Act. Under
this program, certain WW II veterans who are eligible for Supplemental Security Income
(SSI) benefits may be entitled to receive a special benefit for each month they subsequently
reside outside the United States.
SVB is payable only to, or on behalf of, the veteran. There is no provision for the
payment of benefits to dependents or survivors. Therefore, notices required for the
title VIII program involve only the claimant, a proper applicant (see VB 00201.015), his/her legal representative or guardian, or representative payee.