TN 18 (11-08)

GN 02408.001 Check and EFT Stop-Payments

Stop-payments allow SSA to request that the Department of the Treasury (DT) reclaim payments not due, obtain status on check payments, and return credit if a check has not been cashed.

Use stop-payments for:

  • Checks and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payments issued after death to a beneficiary;

  • Checks issued to a representative payee after the death of a beneficiary;

  • Checks issued to a representative payee after the death of the representative payee;

  • Checks that were not due for reasons other than death;

  • Checks issued under an incorrect SSN;

  • EFT payments made to a representative payee who is deceased or unable to continue as representative payee;

  • Determining the status of a courtesy check when the original has been cashed;

  • Nonreceipt of a due check alleged after a beneficiary’s death (GN 02406.175B.13.);

  • Nonreceipt of non-recurring checks;

  • Nonreceipt of a check issued to a non-beneficiary (e.g., attorneys — see GN 02406.127);

  • Obtaining the status of a check when SSA does not wish to generate a replacement check; or

  • EFT payments when the Treasury Offset Program (TOP) is involved (see GN 02408.405).

REFERENCES:

  • GN 02406.201 – Nonreceipt of Critical Payment System Check – Titles II and XVI

  • GN 02406.202 – Nonreceipt of a Settlement Check – Titles II and XVI

  • GN 02406.205 – Nonreceipt of Underpayment Check/Type 2 and OTP/Type 4 Payment – FO and TSC Instructions – Title XVI

  • GN 02406.207 – Nonreceipt of Courtesy Disbursement or Replacement Check/Type 9 Payment – FO and TSC Instructions – Title XVI

  • GN 02408.003 – Stop-Payment Chart


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GN 02408.001 - Check and EFT Stop-Payments - 11/03/2008
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:11/03/2008