SSA sends a request to the Department of the Treasury (DT) to abandon the reclamation
of all or some of the EFT payments listed on a previously sent request for reclamation
The payments were sent to an account at a U.S. bank, and
SSA has determined that the beneficiary/recipient is alive; or
The date of death previously applied to the record was incorrect, so that SSA requested
reclamations on payments that were not made after death; or
The estate or withdrawer has already repaid all of the money to SSA.
IMPORTANT: In direct deposit cases in which SSA has already received the funds from the reclamation
action (via EFT return or FMS-133/135 credit), an abandon reclamation will not prompt
Treasury to return the funds to the bank. If we have already received the reclaimed
funds through Treasury, it is up to SSA to refund the amount. Follow the instructions
in GN 02408.720, Dual Recovery, if SSA has received the money twice (from any combination of sources).
For reclamation of International Direct Deposit (IDD) payments, see GN 02408.900.