Immediate payment means that payment is due for the current operating month (COM)
in which the claim is being adjudicated (or earlier); or Hospital Insurance / Supplementary
Medical Insurance (HI/SMI) entitlement exists in a monthly benefit claim.
A claimant is entitled to retirement insurance benefits (RIB) effective 10/2010. The
first payment is due 11/03/2010 for the COM of the 10 /2010.
A claimant is in full work deduction status. Immediate payment does not exist unless
the Number Holder (NH) is entitled to HI/SMI.
Exception: The immediate payment criteria do not apply to Terminal Illness (TERI) or Compassionate
Allowance (CAL) claims pending disability determinations.