TN 29 (01-12)
GN 02406.265 Handling of Form TFS-1268 (Notice by the Office of the Treasurer of the United States)
A. General use of the TFS 1268 (Notice by the Office of the Treasurer of the United States)
Form TFS-1268 notifies the payee and SSA that check amount proceeds are available to SSA. This form is necessary for Regional Financial Center (RFC) to correct the incorrect processing of nonreceipt check processing; i.e., a stop payment request processed for a check previously cancelled.
The handling of Form TFS-1268 is different fromFMS-1199 because it eliminates the use of replacement checks. For instructions on nonreceipt reported for the second consecutive month, see GN 02406.240. Treasury discovers original cancelled checks, but does not process the stop payment request. However, Treasury prepares the TFS-1268 form and submits a copy to the claimant. The non-receipt of check correspondence is attached to the other copy sent to the Processing Center (PC).
B. Processing the TFS-1268
Upon receipt of Form TFS-1268 in the PC, it is sent to the Records Analysis Clerk for folder association and returned to the Claims and Recovery Examiners (CCRE)/ Benefit Earnings Technician (BET)/ Disability Service Examiner (DSE) for processing according to the information provided by Treasury.