TN 15 (11-06)
GN 02604.400 Administrative Sanctions - Background
Section 207 of the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 amended Title XI of the Social Security Act by adding section 1129A to provide for the imposition of administrative sanctions to help prevent and respond to fraud and abuse in SSA's programs and operations.
Section 201 of the Social Security Protection Act of 2004 broadened the range of actions that cause a sanction to include failure to report an event that is material to eligibility or benefit amount if the person knows or should know that failure to report is misleading.
These sanctions are in addition to any other penalties that may result from false/misleading statements or late/incomplete reporting.
The flowchart in GN 02604.450A. presents an overview of how the sanction process works.