Because of the time which has elapsed since payments were last made to beneficiaries
in Albania, SSA may receive a number of claims for benefits due deceased individuals.
The underpayments due deceased U.S. citizens can be quite large since there is no
restriction on the accrual of benefits to citizens and nationals of the U.S. in Treasury
If the deceased beneficiary's file no longer exists, it may be difficult to determine
whether an underpayment exists. These files are also needed for citizenship and relationship
questions, as well as for determining what benefits were paid to the deceased.