TN 19 (12-08)
IDD reclamation action is not appropriate when one of the following is true.
A representative payee is involved. Payments made to a representative payee, after
the beneficiary’s death, are treated as a legally defined overpayment to the representative payee.
A joint owner of the beneficiary's bank account is a spouse entitled on the same record.
Payments deposited into a joint account after the beneficiary dies are treated as
an overpayment to the joint account owner, if the surviving account holder is entitled on the same
record as the deceased, for the month of death.
The payment made after death was a Treasury-issued check payment, not direct deposit. The Department of the Treasury (DT) recovers check payments
to beneficiaries outside the U.S., from the presenting bank in the U.S.
The Office of International Operations (OIO, PC 8) follows overpayment procedures
to collect the money from the representative payee. The representative payee receives
a “due process” notice.
OIO follows overpayment procedures to collect the money from the joint account holder
who was a spouse entitled on the same SSA record for the month before the month of
death. This can be a technical entitlement. OIO sends a “due process” notice to the