A title VIII overpayment results when the total Special Veterans Benefit (SVB) a person
receives for a period exceeds the total SVB payable for that period. Under section
808(a) of the Social Security Act, title VIII overpayments are recovered by refund,
by decreasing a beneficiary’s monthly SVB payment, or by recovery through the withholding
of benefits payable under title II or title XVI. If none of these methods yields full
recovery of the SVB overpayment, SSA may seek recovery via reduction of a tax refund
due the SVB beneficiary as authorized under section 3720A of 31 U.S.C. and section
1008 of 42 U.S.C.