SSI recipients must file for all other benefits for which they are entitled, including
Title II benefits. If the recipient does not wish to file and does not comply with
filing for other benefits, we must suspend the SSI payments using payment status code
For more information about filing for other benefits, see SI 00510.001 through SI 00510.030.
Remain alert about information you receive that indicates possible eligibility for
Title II benefits on a recipient's own record or on the another record. If the recipient
is entitled to Title II benefits, the RZ serves to protect the Title II filing date.
Protective filing remains open until properly closed out.
For information about determining the protective filing date, see GN 00204.015.
When one member of an eligible couple attains age 62 to 64 and does not receive Title
II benefits, pursue entitlement to Title II spouse's benefits (see SI 02309.007). You must close out protective filings.
For instructions on closing out protective filings, see GN 00204.012.