A recipient, his or her appointed representative, representative payee, or another
third-party on behalf of the recipient may file a request for reconsideration of the
facts of an overpayment within 60-days of the initial overpayment notice. The facts
of an overpayment include the:
Field office (FO) and program service center (PSC) technicians must make a determination
on the reconsideration issue when they receive an SSA-561-U2 (Request for Reconsideration)
or other written disagreement with the overpayment determination.
a. Overpayment reconsideration request filed within
When an overpayment reconsideration is filed within 60-days of the overpayment notice
Refund by AOTP any payments withheld in the month of the request or later (See SM
Resume adjustment only when the reconsideration determination affirms the fact of
b. Overpayment reconsideration request filed after 60-days
When an overpayment reconsideration request is filed after 60-days, develop for good
If good cause for late filing exists, stop overpayment recovery and process the reconsideration
request. See SI 04005.015 for more information on good cause.
If good cause for late filing does not exist, dismiss the reconsideration request.
c. Individual pursues further levels of appeal
Do not stop overpayment recovery if the individual pursues further levels of appeal,
such as hearing by an administrative law judge, or appeals council review.