TN 19 (12-08)
GN 02408.912 Process When the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo Processes a Reclamation
The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo usually contacts the survivors or the executor of the estate for reclamations from Japan. This is less costly than contacting the bank, in terms of both time and money. Banks in Japan do not release funds until all of the inheritors have been contacted. Fees are also higher than elsewhere, including foreign exchange fees.
The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo uses locally produced forms and letters for reclamations of incorrect payments made to beneficiaries living in Japan. For suggested language for letters sent to survivors on the deceased IDD beneficiary’s record, see MBR Reflects an Entitled Survivor on the Deceased IDD Beneficiary’s Record, GN 02408.950.