If you suspect the recipient is deceased, use the appropriate suspense code per SI 02309.006C.5. or SI
02309.006C.6. Immediately refer the case to the OIG for its fraud investigation via the ARIS . When completing the allegation, be sure to annotate the case as a "Gerontology LI".
Include the outcome of your development with the United States Postal Service and financial institution. Additionally, provide as much information as possible such as your contacts with any social service agency, homeless shelter, benefit source, or medical treatment source.
Annotate the DGEN screen showing that you referred the case to the OIG. For more information on the ARIS application, see the ARIS User Guide within the application.