Where a representative payee who received benefits as a parent for a child is overpaid
because of no-child-in-care, adjustment against the child that was not with the parent
is not appropriate.
If a misuse determination is made and SSA does not establish good acquittance (GN
00604.045), the misuse benefits are paid to the beneficiary. In such case, the benefits
misused by the representative payee is then considered an overpayment to the representative payee.Adjustment against the beneficiary whose funds were misused is not appropriate.