In some circumstances, we incorrectly suspend an individual's benefits because of
misidentification of the incarcerated individual or misinformation about the confinement
period. When we discover the error and must resume the benefits to the suspended individual,
take the following actions.
Reinstate benefits via the POS, Prisoner Suspensions and Reinstatement (PRSN) screen
by selecting option 5 of the Post Entitlement Selection List (PESL) and option Prisoner
Suspensions and Reinstatements (LAF-S7) on the PEST screen.
If PUPS is present, PRSN automatically mini-paths to PUPS. Update the PU02 with the
RELEASED DATE. (TYPE OF ACTION of 5 for REINSTATEMENT is pre-filled.)
NOTE: Post a RELEASED DATE equal to the DATE OF CONFINEMENT that is currently on the PUPS
Press ENTER on PU02, you will return to the POS, PRSN screen. Complete any overpayment
fields that are present. (See MSOM COMMON 005.027 for additional information when you have an existing BOUD or Partial Recovery Field
on the MBR for the beneficiary.) Press ENTER to finally trigger the reinstatement
action. You will receive a message indicating whether a POS processing exclusion exists
on your action or if the case processed.
Explain on the REMARKS screen that the case is an erroneous suspension and briefly
state the circumstances of the case and why we need to reinstate the benefits.