A personal contact must be made in every case in which entitlement exists to explain
to the claimant:
SSA's policies on the activities of third parties; and
His/her responsibilities to report suspension and termination events.
Exception: A personal contact is not required if the claimant was born in the U.S. and the claim
does not depend on Philippine evidence.
Every check for at least $5,000 is automatically directed to the Federal Benefits
Unit (FBU) in Manila for personal delivery. See GN 00505.022 for when development for payment of accrued benefits is required. There is no restriction
on the amount of accrual payment if payment is made by direct deposit arrangement
to a financial institutional in the U.S.