An overpaid person or his or her representative may request reconsideration when he
or she disputes the fact or amount of an overpayment. The overpaid person may request
this appeal by calling the National 800 Number or by calling, visiting, or writing
the field office (FO); or by writing the processing center (PC) within 60 days of
the date of the initial overpayment notice. For additional instructions about the
reconsideration request, see GN 03102.200 and GN 03102.225.
The reconsideration request must be in writing. The written request (e.g. a letter,
facsimile, or submission of additional evidence) must clearly imply the recipient’s
disagreement with the initial determination.
If the overpaid person requests reconsideration more than 60 days after notification
of the overpayment, the PC will need to make a good cause determination before processing
the request. For good cause instructions, see GN 03101.020.