Mr. Propicio Hijuelos filed for SVB, complying with all application procedures, but
evidence showed he was not qualified. However, SSA erroneously notified him that he
was eligible for SVB payments, and began making these payments to him. Relying on
this additional income, he signed a lease on a dwelling renting for $15 (about 845
Philippines Pesos) a month more than the one he previously occupied. He was subsequently
found ineligible for SVB and no benefits are payable. In this case, Mr. Hijuelos is
without fault, and recovery of the overpayment is considered to be against equity
and good conscience.