If the beneficiary or recipient does not cooperate to provide the requested information
or evidence, and benefits are in suspense for 12 months, eligibility terminates in
the 13th month and no medical determination is necessary. If the beneficiary or recipient
contacts the FO after the termination, he or she may file an appeal if within their
appeal period or file a new application. This includes Child Disabled Benefits (CDB)
and Disabled Widows Benefits. For information on CDB and DWB re-entitlement, refer
to DI 10115.001 Requirements for Entitlement to Childhood Disability Benefits (CDB) and DI 10110.001 Requirements for Disabled Widow(er)'s Benefits (DWB).
For subsequent applications, DDS may be able to establish onset in certain CDB re-entitlement
situations, see DI 25501.330A.7 Establishing an Established Onset Date (EOD) for Childhood Disability Benefits (CDB)
Claims. For DWB re-entitlement, the DDS may be able to establish onset if the prescribed
period has not ended.
If work activity is involved, follow DI 13010.210 Extended Period of Eligibility (EPE)-Overview to determine if benefits are payable