Disability Insurance Benefits, Childhood Disability Beneficiary, and Disabled Widow(er)
Benefits (DIB, CDB and DWB) beneficiaries generally will be in suspense status at
the time of the medical cessation/adverse reopening/revision determination.
1. Ceased Prisoner Beneficiary
A ceased prisoner beneficiary:
Is not eligible for SBC if he/she appeals the medical cessation or adverse reopening/revision
May become eligible for SBC upon release from prison, if the medical appeal is still
pending at the time.
Eligible auxiliaries who are receiving benefits at the time of the cessation/adverse
reopening/revision determination are eligible for SBC during appeal.
3. Modified Cessation Reopening/Revision Notice
A modified cessation reopening/revision notice is required to:
Explain to the ceased prisoner beneficiary:
that benefit continuation is not now available but may be available later; and
that he/she may elect within 10 days for eligible auxiliaries.
Explain to eligible auxiliaries the SBC provisions.