TN 19 (08-11)
If a penalty applies to a foreign work test report, advise the beneficiary of the
penalty, the proposed adjustment, and good cause provisions in the notice of overpayment.
If the beneficiary alleges good cause and we approve it:
document the approval on the SSA-553 (Special Determination) or its equivalent, and
Prepare a notice advising the beneficiary that we will not withhold the penalty.
and if good cause is not approved:
prepare a notice advising the beneficiary of the decision, and
withhold the penalty from benefits due.
Send the annual reports under the foreign work test to the PC for processing. However,
if the beneficiary files the annual report in person, advise him or her of the possibility
of a penalty and the good cause provision at that time.
If good cause is alleged, document your decision on an SSA-553 (or its equivalent)
and send it to the PC with the annual report.
Directly input suspension of benefits due to no child-in-care via the Child Left Care
(DCLC) Entitlement and Eligibility screen. For more information on Child Left Care
issues and suspension of benefits, see SM 03020.110.
If the beneficiary files the annual report in person, see GN
02604.190A.2. in this section. Otherwise, develop good cause when the Regular Transcript Attainment
and Selection Pass Alerts (RETAP) program generates an S4 alert due to the beneficiary
not having a child-in-care. If the beneficiary alleges good cause, see GN 02604.190A.2.b. in this section.