The overpaid individual is at fault if he or she knowingly supplied information which
he or she knew or should have known was incorrect.
EXAMPLE: If an overpaid individual established his or her age as 65 based on recent proof
but knowingly withheld an earlier proof (e.g., a birth or baptismal certificate) which
indicated he or she was actually less than 65, he or she is at fault in causing the
However, if there is valid reason to believe the incorrect information supplied was
given in good faith and that it was correct to the best of the individual’s knowledge,
you can find the individual is without fault.