Program Operations Manual System (POMS)
TN 3 (05-92)
NL 00803.300 Automated Overpayment Notices System (AONS)
1. AONS Processing and Exclusions
The system generates a notice of overpayment immediately after the overpayment is detected if the recurring payment is not affected and all excess payments have been issued.
The system can generate an SSI Notice of Overpayment only when the overpayment is the result of:
A change in the countable income of an eligible individual or couple including countable deemed income;
Ineligibility for payment; and/or
Limitation of the Federal benefit rate to $25 or $30 for a resident of a title XIX medical facility (Federal living arrangement “D”).
The system does not generate a Notice of Overpayment for any other reason or when there is an impediment on the record (e.g., record is in suspense). (SM 01310.305 lists AONS exclusions and impediments to AONS processing.)
2. Delayed AONS Notices
The SSI posteligibility notice system stores the Notice of Overpayment:
For 22 days when a Notice of Planned Action is issued to allow time for the Goldberg/Kelly appeal period to expire; or
Until the day after the last check containing the overpayment addressed by the Notice of Overpayment is issued.
The SSI posteligibility notice system then releases the stored notice unless one of the changes in SM 01310.305.A.2 occurs. Any of these changes will cause the overpayment notice to appear on the SSI New Overpayment Control List.