TN 20 (10-11)
GN 02604.170 Administrative Tolerances for a Penalty
A. Definition of administrative tolerances
Administrative tolerances are conditions which we do not assess a penalty.
B. Applying administrative tolerances
If we assessed a penalty for this late report, delete the penalty data field. Do not assess a penalty in the following situations:
the beneficiary is “without fault” in causing an overpayment, regardless of whether we waive the overpayment.
the beneficiary is in terminated status at the time we process the late report.
the family maximum is involved, even when the number holder (NH) is the worker.
we impose a work deduction in the annual report year.
the month of entitlement (MOE) changes to the following year.
a person files a timely annual report of earnings but the amount shown was “0” or below the exempt amount.