Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) provides a NED report to
alert SSA when one or more Title II or Title XVI electronic funds transfer (EFT) payments
dated after the beneficiary's/recipient’s death have not been included with the payments
transmitted to the Department of the Treasury (DT) for reclamation; i.e., an E-stop
has not been placed on them.
IMPORTANT: Access is limited to specific users within the agency. Only one or two people in
each processing center (PC) and regional office (RO) access and take action on this
When the Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) receives an E-stop or claim
of non-entitlement due to death, PACER takes the date of death and searches the PACER
database for any additional payments for the payee that were made after the date of
death but were not included with an E-stop. PACER provides screens that allow us to
go into PACER and view the cases within our jurisdiction.
These items orbit until all additional payments are submitted through the normal claims
process or the SSA user takes action to release the reclamation without the additional
payments. These cases are monitored, and after 60 days, if all the NED payments have
not been sent in or the case has not been manually released, PACER automatically releases
the reclamation with those payments that have come in with E-stops. No additional
payments are included later, unless they are payments that become eligible because
of a change in the date of death.
The information is organized by Agency Location Code (ALC), one for each processing
center for the Title II cases and one ALC for the Title XVI cases. The Title XVI ALC
belongs to the Division of Benefit Certification and Accounting at Central Office.
For a list of ALC codes, see Section 7-110 Program Service Centers (PSCs) – Overview.
DT does not determine whether a payment is due. The NED report enables the SSA component
to review the list of payments issued after death and to determine whether any of
the highlighted payments still requiring a decision should be included in the reclamation request.
For each beneficiary/recipient, the file contains the following information for each
payment for which a reclamation was requested by SSA and for any other payment after the date of death:
RTN (routing number to which the payment was sent)