TN 10 (07-90)

GN 02250.070 Overpaid Person Unaware That Actions of Another Affect Amount of or Entitlement to Benefits — Waiver

A. Policy

A person who is overpaid because of an event occurring to another person is without fault if:

  • he/she did not know and had no reason to know about the status of the other person; and

  • he/she was not living with the other person.

B. Procedure

If the overpaid person does not meet both of the above criteria, consider without fault under another category.

C. Example

Al Davis' disability benefits were stopped because he returned to work. He did not report his work and benefits were not stopped timely. Consequently, he and his wife and children were overpaid. His estranged wife lived in another state and had not communicated with him in years. She was without fault for her overpayment.


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GN 02250.070 - Overpaid Person Unaware That Actions of Another Affect Amount of or Entitlement to Benefits -- Waiver - 05/09/1996
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:05/09/1996