TN 15 (02-95)

SI 02301.245 Check Returned for Miscellaneous Reasons (S07)

A. INTRODUCTION

Checks returned for reasons that are unclear or for reasons other than address or a representative payee problem may result in benefit suspension (S07).

B. PROCESS

This is what happens when the system receives a returned check report for miscellaneous reasons and suspends benefits.

STAGEDESCRIPTION
  

1

The system processes returned check data to the record based on:

  • FO input of a returned check in the CH field on the SSR,or

  • receipt of a returned check report from the U.S. Treasury Department.

NOTE: The FO may be able to avoid a suspension by inputting data with a returned check such as income, resource, or living arrangement and address information. For these actions and returned check codes, see SM 01315.042.

2

The system suspends benefits effective the first month that it can actually stop them based on the monthly recurring payment tape cutoff and generates S07 on the record.

NOTE: An S07 suspension is an exception to systems GK processing described in SI 02301.301 below.

3

The system issues a notice (SSA-L8155) with appeal rights and the right to payment continuation.

4

The system may issue a returned check diary or alert for the FO to resolve depending on the reason for return (see SM 01315.070ff.).

C. PROCEDURE — REINSTATING BENEFITS

Reinstate benefits effective the month of suspension (or a later month) when the recipient meets all eligibility requirements. Follow reinstatement instructions in SI 02301.210 above.

D. REFERENCES

  • Suspension and Reestablishing Eligibility, SI 02301.205

  • Systems Input in the CH Field, SM 01315.040ff.

  • Returned Check Diaries and Alerts, SM 01315.070ff.


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SI 02301.245 - Check Returned for Miscellaneous Reasons (S07) - 01/11/1999