Sometimes a date of death is input incorrectly in a different month from the month
of death, causing stop-payments to be put on payments for which the beneficiary/recipient
is actually entitled or causing some payments that are not due to not receive a reclamation
EXAMPLE: A beneficiary died in March but the date of death was input as January. The beneficiary
was actually entitled to the payments issued in February and March.
To correct this problem, SSA corrects the date of death and then requests an abandon
reclamation for the EFT payments issued in February and March. Use the abandon reclamation
request form found at GN 02408.800.
EXAMPLE: A beneficiary died in March but the date of death was input in May. SSA corrects
the date of death and inputs manual reclamation requests on the April and May payments
since they were issued after death. For manual reclamation instructions, see GN 02408.620.