Explain that when DDS makes a cessation determination, the adjudicator notifies the
individual and auxiliaries, if applicable, in writing whether DDS still considers
the impairment(s) disabling. Also, advise him or her that if the impairment is not
disabling, he or she will be eligible to receive benefits for the month that the impairment
severity ceased and for the following two months.
However, in an Extended Period of Eligibility (EPE) case (DI 28055.000), disability might have ceased previously because of SGA and the person received
benefits for the month of cessation and the following two months. If this situation
is the case, advise the individual that any benefits he or she receives will end with
the month that the impairment is not disabling.
NOTE: In suspended prisoner or inmate cases, delete language concerning receipt of benefits
or payments. When SSA suspends payments due to confinement, and disability ceases,
modify the notice to explain that the “period of disability” will exist for the current
month and the following two months. See GN 02607.000, Prisoner Provisions Title II.
If a Title II prisoner case ceased because DDS cannot consider the original impairment
disabling, the adjudicator will incorporate the message in Rider W. See NL 00705.540, Prisoner Model Letter “W” – Felony and Non-Felony Related Impairments – DIB, CDB,