TN 1 (03-01)

VB 05001.027 Notice to Applicant in Response to Request for Withdrawal or Request to Cancel a Requested Withdrawal

Document Identifier For Word Processor: TITLE 8 NOTICE TO APPLICANT IN RESPONSE TO A REQUEST FOR WITHDRAWAL OR A REQUEST TO CANCEL A REQUESTED WITHDRAWAL

A. EXHIBIT LETTER

We are writing to you about your application for Special Veterans Benefits (SVB).

[Optional Paragraphs 1-8]

[Optional Paragraph #1—Withdrawal Prior to Determination of Entitlement]

We have approved ___(1)___ request for withdrawal of ___(2)___ application for SVB payments. Therefore, we have not determined whether or not ___(3)___ entitled to receive SVB payments.

[Optional Paragraph #2-Withdrawal After Determination of SVB Entitlement; No SVB Payments Made]

We have approved ___(1)___ request for withdrawal of ___(2)___ application for SVB payments. SVB payments will not be sent to ___(3) ___.

[Optional Paragraph #3-Right to Cancel SVB Withdrawal Request]

If ___(1)___ to pursue the SVB claim, ___(2)___ should tell us no later than 60 days after the date of this notice. If ___(3)___ mind after that, please contact us immediately. You will have to file a new application and show that ___(4)___ all of the requirements for entitlement to SVB payments based on the new application.

[Optional Paragraph #4-Withdrawal Requested After SVB Payment(s) Made-Refund Requested]

___(1)___ asked us to withdraw ___(2)___ application for SVB payments. We cannot do this until ___(3) ___ back the ___(4) ___ we have already sent to ___(5) ___. ___(6) ___ must also return to the address shown at the top of this letter any SVB payments ___(7) ___ from now on. As soon as ___(8)___ this money, ___(9)___ application will be withdrawn. If ___(10)___ done so already, please mail a check or money order in the enclosed envelope to the above address. Make it payable to the Social Security Administration, ___(11)___. Do not mail cash to the Social Security office.

[Optional Paragraph #5-Refund is Required and the Address Is Foreign]

Please send your check or money order in United States currency or in local currency equal to the United States dollars. When you pay us in local currency, we use the exchange rate in effect at the time we get your payment. If this causes a difference between the amount you pay us and the amount you owe us, we will let you know. If you cannot mail your payment directly to us, please go to one of the offices shown in the last section “If You Have Questions or Need Help” for help in making the refund.

[Optional Paragraph #6-Recipient Requested Withdrawal-SVB Refunded]

You asked that ___(1)___ application for Special Veterans Benefits be withdrawn. Since you paid back the money we sent ___(2)___ we have approved ___(3)___ request. No more SVB payments will be sent to ___(4) ___.

[Optional Paragraph #7-Recipient Requests Timely Cancellation of Withdrawal-Within the 60-Day Period-Request Approved]

Because you changed your mind and do not want to withdraw ___(1) ___ application for Special Veterans Benefits, ___(2)___ ___(3) ___ ___(4) ___.

[Optional Paragraph #8-Recipient Requests Timely Cancellation of Withdrawal-SVB Qualification Notice Previously Sent-Individual Has Not Established Foreign Residency]

Because you changed your mind and do not want to withdraw ___(1) ___ application for Special Veterans Benefits, the information in our letter of ___(2) ___ still applies. ___(3) ___ must reside outside the United States to be entitled to receive SVB payments. If ___(4) ___ not begin residing outside the United States by ___(5)___, we will deny your claim.

[Appeal Paragraph – (To be included when specified in VB 00201.100)]

If You Disagree With The Decision

If you disagree with our decision, you have the right to appeal. A person who did not make the first decision will decide your case. We will review those parts of the decision with which you disagree and will look at any new facts you have. We may also review those parts with which you agree and may make them unfavorable or less favorable to you.

  • You have 60 days to ask for an appeal.

  • You must put the request for an appeal in writing.

  • The 60 days start the day after you receive this letter.

  • You must have a good reason if you wait more than 60 days to ask for an appeal.

  • You may make your request through any U.S. Social Security office, United States Embassy or consulate, or the U.S. Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Manila. Or, you may write to us at the address shown at the top of page one.

Please read the enclosed leaflet, “Your Right to Question the Decision Made on Your Social Security Claim”. It contains more information about an appeal.

[Optional Domestic Paragraph-Domestic Addressee]

If You Have Questions or Need Help

If you have any questions, you may call, write or visit our office or any U.S. Social Security office. You may also write to us at the address shown at the top of this letter. If you call or visit an office, please have this letter with you. Also, if you plan to visit an office, you may call ahead to make an appointment. This will help us serve you more quickly when you arrive at the office.

[Optional Foreign Paragraph-Foreign Addressee]

If You Have Questions or Need Help

  • If you live in Canada, contact any U.S. Social Security office.

  • If you live in Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa or the U.S. Virgin Islands, you should contact the nearest U.S. Social Security office.

  • If you live in Mexico, contact any U.S. Social Security office or the nearest United States Embassy or consulate.

  • If you live in the Philippines, please call 523-1001 extension 2516 or 2645 from 8:00am to 2:00p.m. or write/visit SSA Division, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, American Embassy, 1131 Roxas Boulevard, 0930 Manila.

  • If you live in any other country, you should contact the nearest United States Embassy or consulate.

If you call or visit an office, please have this letter with you.

Optional Paragraph #1 Fill-ins:

  1. (your) or (veteran's name), possessive

  2. (your) or (his) or (her)

  3. (you are) or (veteran's name is)

Optional Paragraph #2 Fill-ins:

  1. (your) or (veteran's name), possessive

  2. (your) or (his) or (her)

  3. (you) or (veteran's name)

Optional Paragraph #3 Fill-ins:

  1. (you change your mind and decide you want) or (he changes his mind and decides he wants) or (she changes her mind and decides she wants)

  2. (you) or (he) or (she)

  3. (you change your) or (he changes his) or (she changes her)

  4. (you meet) or (veteran's name meets)

Optional Paragraph #4 Fill-ins:

  1. (You have) or (Mr. or Ms. veteran's name has)

  2. (your) or (his) or (her)

  3. (you pay) or (he pays) or (she pays)

  4. ($$$.cc)

  5. (you) or (him) or (her)

  6. (You) or (He) or (She)

  7. (you get) or (he gets) or (she gets)

  8. (you repay) or (he repays) or (she repays)

  9. (your) or (his) or (her)

  10. (you have not) or (he has not) or (she has not)

  11. (recipient's Social Security number)

Optional Paragraph #6 Fill-ins:

  1. (your) or (veteran's name), possessive

  2. (you) or (on his behalf) or (on her behalf)

  3. (your) or (the)

  4. (you) or (him) or (her)

Optional Paragraph #7 Fill-ins:

  1. (your) or (veteran's name), possessive

  2. (we will begin sending your payments right away. You will also receive any payments you returned); or (we will begin sending his payments right away. You will also receive any payments that were returned); or (we will begin sending her payments right away. You will also receive any payments that were returned); or (we can pay you); or (we can pay him); or (we can pay her); or (we have reviewed your claim. Based on the information available to us, we find that you are not entitled to payment at this time.); or (we have reviewed his claim. Based on the information available to us, we find that he is not entitled to payment at this time.); or (we have reviewed her claim. Based on the information available to us, we find that she is not entitled to payment at this time.)

  3. (for MM/YY) or (for MM/YY through MM/YY) or (for MM/YY on) or (NULL)

  4. (We will send you another letter giving you more information about your claim.) or (We will send you another letter giving you more information about his claim.) or (We will send you another letter giving you more information about her claim.) or (NULL)

Optional Paragraph #8 Fill-ins:

  1. (your) or (veteran's name), possessive

  2. (date of qualification notice)

  3. (you) or (veteran's name)

  4. (you do) or (he does) or (she does)

  5. (MM/DD/YY), the latter of the last day of the fourth full month after the date of qualification notice; or, the last day of the calendar month after the date of this notice

B. REQUESTING INSTRUCTIONS

The CPS is responsible for sending this notice.

If a domestic address is involved, select Optional Domestic Paragraph.

If a foreign address is involved, select Optional Foreign Paragraph.

Enclose Pub. 05-10058, “Your Right to Question the Decision Made on Your Social Security Claim”.


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VB 05001.027 - Notice to Applicant in Response to Request for Withdrawal or Request to Cancel a Requested Withdrawal - 06/15/2004
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:06/15/2004