408.46 Effect of suspension of social security benefits.§ 408.46 Effect of suspension of social security benefits.
(a) Benefit payments to be resumed during the taxable year. (1) If social security benefit payments are scheduled to be resumed during the enrollee's current taxable year, the enrollee is not billed.
(2) The enrollee may, if he or she wishes, pay the premiums during suspension of benefits.
(b) Benefit payments not to be resumed during the enrollee's current taxable year. (1) If social security benefits are suspended for a period that will not permit collection of all premiums due from monthly benefits payable in the enrollee's current taxable year, CMS or its agents bill the enrollee and require direct remittance in accordance with subpart D of this part.
(2) The first billing is for whatever premiums are necessary to place the enrollee in a quarterly cycle.
(3) Thereafter, the billing is on a quarterly basis. (Quarters for different enrollees are staggered throughout the year.)
(4) The enrollee has the option of paying premiums for more than one quarter at the same time.