The adjudicator is responsible for identifying uncollected AET penalties on a prior
claim. For example, if an applicant for retirement benefits previously received mother
or father’s benefits and that record indicates an overpayment (O/P) balance exists
due to the AET, you must determine if a penalty applies. You can only adjust an uncollected
penalty from benefits due the individual who incurred the violation. For more information
on collection of penalties, see GN 02604.150B.