TN 18 (11-08)
GN 02408.022 Automated F-Stop Process for Title XVI Checks Only
Automated F-stops apply to Title XVI checks only. When nonreceipt is alleged, SSA inputs a B-stop (unless a C-stop is warranted – see GN 02406.150) and the Department of the Treasury (DT) issues a courtesy check before the status of the original check is known. When the original check is subsequently cashed, the SSI system automatically places an F-stop on the replacement check.
In Title II, the Program Service Center (PSC) must manually input the F-stop on the replacement check. DT sends the claims package for the cashed original to the jurisdictional PSC. An alert also goes to the Field Office (FO) that the original check was cashed which prompts the FO to send an MDW to the jurisdictional PSC to input the F-stop on the replacement.
B. Process – FO/TSC Title XVI action
F-stops are automatically placed on Title XVI replacement checks for nonreceipt transactions originating from B-stops when the original check has been cashed. The system generates an F-stop prompting a status of the courtesy check; see GN 02406.300B. Original and Courtesy or Replacement Check Cashed – Double Check Negotiation (DCN) – Potential Overpayment.
NOTE: For B-stops, if the replacement check has been cashed, DT sends the claims package to SSA Headquarters in Baltimore where the packages are mailed out to the servicing field office. For C-stops, if the courtesy check has been cashed, DT sends the claims package directly to the recipient.