Form SSA-1372-BK, Advanced Notice of Termination of Child's Benefits , is a document used for developing beneficiary students' Full-Time Attendance (FTA) at an educational institution and verifying their continuing FTA. You will receive advance notice of termination of the child's benefits three months before age 18. The document will contain a detailed explanation of the condition under which you can continue to receive your benefits after age 18. Here you will find steps you must undertake in order to continue your entitlement.
The form was issued by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) on December 1, 2017 . Form SSA-1372-BK fillable version can be downloaded below. Form SSA-1372-BK-FC, Advanced Notice of Termination of Child's Benefits (Foreign Claims), is a related form completed to verify FTA if the student attends a school outside the United States.
Form SSA-1372-BK must be completed by you and the school official. It is your responsibility to ensure the school official completes the required form and to submit the completed and certified pages of the document to the SSA. You can find detailed filing instructions on the first page of the form and on the SSA website. Step-by-step instructions are provided below.
Form SSA-1372-BK consists of 7 pages in total. Only two of them (pages 2 and 3) should be completed and returned to the SSA. The student has to fill out page 2 of the form ("Student's Statement Regarding School Attendance") as follows:
Take the form to the school official for certification. The school official must review the information you have provided on page 2, certify page 3, Certification by School Official, and return both pages. Besides, the school official is required to detach and keep pages 4 and 5. Page 4 ("Notice of Cessation of Full-Time School Attendance") will be completed and returned to the SSA when you cease to be in FTA.
You should detach and keep pages 6 and 7 with the information about benefits and responsibilities for future references. You are not obliged to complete the form. However, failure to submit it is considered as a failure to establish FTA and leads to termination of your benefits.
Mail the completed form in the enclosed envelope to your local Social Security office for processing. The address of your local Social Security office should be printed on the form. If the address is missing, you can obtain it from the SSA official website.