TN 15 (08-90)

GN 02215.001 Overpayment Notice Modifications - Debtor Outside U.S.

A. Policy

When a debtor from whom recovery is sought is outside the U.S., jurisdiction for the initial overpayment determination and notice may or may not be the Office of International Operations (OIO). See GN 02215.010.

Regardless of the PSC having jurisdiction, certain changes in the preparation and delivery of the overpayment notice are necessary. When a MADCAP system notice is not used for a debtor outside the U.S., an overpayment notice must be prepared using exhibit notices in NL 00703.000.

B. Procedure-Notice

Send all overpayment notices by direct mail to the person from whom recovery is sought with the following exceptions:

1. GREECE

If adjustment is proposed:

  1. Send copy of notice via Form OF-41 to:

    Federal Benefit Unit

    American Embassy

    APO New York 09255-0006

  2. Annotate Form OF-41, “For Your Information.”

If refund is the sole means of recovery, see 8. below.

2. PHILIPPINES

If refund is the sole means of recovery:

  1. Send original and one copy of notice via OF-41 to:

    Veterans Affairs Regional Office

    SSA Division

    APO San Francisco 96528

  2. Annotate OF-41, “For Transmission to Addressee.”

NOTE: The Veterans Affairs Regional Office (VARO) will add a footnote explaining the equivalent amount in pesos (at the current exchange rate) to be refunded before mailing the notice to (or personally contacting) the debtor.

3. HONG KONG AND MACAO

Send any overpayment notice via Form OF-41 to:

  • Federal Benefits Unit

    Hong Kong

    Box 30

    FPO San Francisco, CA 96659-0002

Annotate Form OF-41 “For Transmission to Addressee.”

4. TURKEY

Depending on the servicing FSP, send an overpayment notice via Form OF-41 to:

  • Consular Section

    Adana

    APO New York, NY 09289,

or

  • Consular Section

    Ankara

    APO New York, NY 09257-0006,

or

  • Consular Section

    Istanbul

    APO New York, NY 09380,

or

  • Consular Section

    Izmir

    APO New York, NY 09224

Annotate Form OF-41 “For Transmission to Addressee.”

5. THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC)

Depending on the servicing FSP, send an overpayment notice via Form OF-41 to:

  • Consular Section

    Beijing

    Box 50

    FPO San Francisco, CA 96655

     

    Consular Section

    Guangzhou

    Box 100

    FPO San Francisco, CA 96655-0002

     

    Consular Section

    Shanghai

    Box 200

    FPO San Francisco, CA 96655

6. NICARAGUA

Send notice via Form OF-41 through the U.S. Embassy in Managua addressed to:

  • Consular Section

    American Embassy

    APO Miami 34021

7. IRAN

Send notice through the U.S. Embassy in Switzerland. See GN 00905.210.

8. COUNTRIES TRAINED IN CLAIMS-TAKING AND DEVELOPMENT

If refund is the sole method of recovery:

  1. Send the overpayment notice directly to the (GN 00904.225) debtor.

  2. Send a copy (via Form OF-41) to the FSP, with a copy of Form SSA-3560, Instructions Regarding Overpayments of Social Security Benefits.

The FSP, based on workload and/or clientele, will determine the appropriate followup contact.


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GN 02215.001 - Overpayment Notice Modifications - Debtor Outside U.S. - 09/30/2005