SI BOS02220.005 Documenting the SSI Overpayment (TN 5-248 – 04/2004)

See SI 02220.005 and SI 02220.030 through SI 02220.031.

A. Policy

Field office staff must refer certain SSI overpayment decisions where fraud is not involved to the Regional Office for approval by the Center for Program Support (CPS).

  • Refer any waiver, compromise offer or any decision to discontinue or suspend collection of an SSI overpayment that is $20,000 or greater.

  • Refer any compromise offer of less than 80% of the SSI overpayment if the overpayment exceeds $5,000 but is less than $20,000.

B. Procedure

1. Overpayment is $20,000 or Greater

For any MSSICS or non-MSSICS waiver, compromise offer or any decision to discontinue or suspend collection of an SSI overpayment that is $20,000 or greater the SR/TSR/CR will:

  • input his or her decision on appropriate MSSICS screen,

  • refer the case to a member of field office management for approval

If the SR/TSR/CR attempts to process the decision, he or she will receive an alert that management approval is required.

The OS/MSS or higher will:

  • review the case for accuracy,

  • email the case referral to CPS using the designated referral form located on the Boston Region’s Center for Program Support – SSI website.

If the member of management tries to process the approval he or she will receive an alert that RO approval is required.

The CPS specialist will transmit the decision if he or she concurs with it. If the CPS specialist does not concur with the decision he or she will advise field office management of the additional development required.

NOTE: The new 2 PIN overpayment clearance procedure requires that the field office and CPS process an approval decision the same day.

2. Compromise Offer of Less Than 80% - Overpayment between $5,000 and $20,000

Any compromise offer of less than 80% of the SSI overpayment where the overpayment exceeds $5,000 but is less than $20,000 must be referred to CPS for approval. Follow the instructions in SI 02220.031. Email the case referral to CPS using the designated referral form located on the Boston Region’s Center for Program Support – SSI website. The CPS specialist will notify the field office of his or her decision.


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SI BOS02220.005 - Documenting the SSI Overpayment (TN 5-248 - 04/2004) - 11/09/2012
Batch run: 11/09/2012
Rev:11/09/2012</