- CR, CR TII, CR TXVI, DRT, FR, OA, OS, RR, SR
- CATA, EHI, RCOVTA
- BA, CA, RECONR, RECOVR
- BA, BIES, CA, CATA, EIE, FCR, RECOVR
- BA, CA, CRTA, CS, DS, ICDS, IES, ILPDS, IPDS, ISRA, PETE, RECONR
Social Security Act—Section 204
Regulations No. 4—Sections 404.501 and 404.503 Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act—Section 413 Regulations No. 10—Sections 410.570-410.580, 410.610 and 410.615
TN 2 (11-88)
GN 02301.001 Definition of Underpayment
An underpayment is any monthly benefit amount (or portion of a monthly benefit amount) due a person which has not been paid.
B. Operating Policy
1. EXAMPLES OF WHAT IS AN UNDERPAYMENT
an accrued, unpaid benefit amount for which no payment has been made
unnegotiated check(s) representing correct payment(s) to a deceased individual.
2. EXAMPLES OF WHAT IS NOT AN UNDERPAYMENT
lump-sum death payments
excess SMI premiums (see GN 02330.015)
Conserved and/or misused funds
NOTE: If the beneficiary dies before recertification of conserved or misused funds, the money can be paid only to the legal representative of the beneficiary's estate. See GN 00603.100B.2. Any misused funds to be reissued to an overpaid individual will be used to reduce/recover that overpayment.
C. Related Procedures
See GN 02408.650 on returned direct deposit payments.
See GN 02201.003 and GN 02301.065 on offsetting additional amounts due against excess payments made to determine any underpayment or overpayment in the retroactive period (i.e., netting).
See GN 02210.006 on withholding underpayments to reduce overpayments.
See GN 02210.001 on withholding reissued misused funds.