GN 02413.002 Determining the Acceptability of Gifts to the Government
A. Operating Procedure
|Case 1||Donation due to rumors concerning the lack of soundness of trust funds.||Explain trust funds are secure. Accept if individual insists.|
|Case 2||Donation by representative payee.||Develop payee suitability. Accept if suitable.|
|Case 3||Donor is an SSI recipient.||Make personal contact. Advise consequences of excess resources. Accept if individual insists. Do a redetermination per SI 02305.001 ff. (Also consider transfer of resources below fair market value).|
|Case 4||Donation for a State supplement.||Explain that SSA administers State supplements but does not accept gifts for them.|
B. Related Operating Procedure
1. QUESTIONABLE OR UNRESOLVED SITUATION
Refer a questionable situation or unresolved issue, e.g., an unacceptable anonymous gift, to the ARC, Programs.
2. OUT OF SERVICE AREA
Refer an out-of-service-area donor to his/her servicing FO for development and processing of the gift.
3. A BEQUEST
Refer a donor who offers a bequest to his/her attorney to have a will drawn up.
4. GIFT TO GENERAL FUND
Refer a donor who offers a gift to the General fund to the Treasury Department.
C. Cross Reference
See GN 02409.000 ff. for waiver of benefits if donor is giving benefit checks.