DT has 18 months to reclaim money paid over a forged signature in nonreceipt/forgery
cases. This does not change the requirement that nonreceipt must be alleged within 12 months of the date of the missing check. By sending the claim to DT, we ensure that DT is able to reclaim the funds if a forgery
exists. With that in mind, DT can accept the nonreceipt input into the 13th month (but the actual "allegation" has to be timely, i.e., within 12 months of the
date of the check). Sometimes delays occur due to the timing of the allegation or
an administrative error on SSA’s part. It is possible for DT to act on a claim received
after the 13th month, but we must ask DT to input the stop because the action rejects in SSA systems
due to limited payability. The RO (for Title XVI) and PC (for Title II) contact DT’s
Check Claims Branch (CCB) for 13th month input requests.
NOTE: For timely allegations of nonreceipt that are sent to DT in the 13th month, watch
for the disposition code to make sure it processed correctly. This may require assistance
from DT’s Check Claims Branch (CCB) if it rejects.