After we notify an estate’s legal representative of an SSI overpayment, he or she
may be personally liable for repayment if he or she subsequently disburses estate
funds to pay other debts but fails to repay the SSI overpayment.
If the court has distributed the assets of a debtor’s estate, SSA may also proceed
against the distributee(s) of the estate. For instructions regarding closed estates
and recovering assets from distributees, see GN 02215.070.