After we notify an estate’s legal representative of an SSI overpayment, they may be
personally liable for repayment if they subsequently disburse 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.