Benefits are suspended effective with the month (including any part of the month)
the beneficiary has been convicted of a crime or the court issues an order of commitment
and the beneficiary is confined in a correctional or mental institution.
NOTE: For confinements beginning 04/01/00 and continuing, the beneficiary must also be:
Convicted of a criminal offense or determined to be NGRI, incompetent to stand trial
or sexually dangerous and
confined in a correctional or mental institution after the conviction/commitment for
more than 30 continuous days before their title II benefits are suspended.
Suspend benefits effective with the month of the conviction or the court order of commitment and the same month the confinement began in the correctional/mental institution. The
inmate must serve a period of confinement of more than 30 continuous days in an institution
before you can legally suspend the title II benefit.
You will ignore the period of confinement (time spent in jail before the trial begins)
pending trial. Suspend benefits effective with the official date of the inmate's conviction
or court order of commitment or , the date the inmate starts physically residing in a correctional or mental institution.
Choose whichever date is later if the dates are different.
See GN 02607.730B. for instructions on suspending title II benefits.