If the payee has conserved SSI benefits that equal or exceed three times the individual
Federal Benefit Rate (FBR), try to determine the reason for this accumulation; e.g.,
recent release of retroactive benefits which accrued prior to an award or while payment
was suspended for selection of a new payee. If you are unable to find a reason, contact
the payee to determine the reason for the accumulation of funds. Additional actions
such as change of payee, misuse determination, etc., will depend on the information
received from the payee.
If you need to change the payee or make direct payment, follow the procedures in GN 00603.055 – Transfer of Conserved Funds.