Effective March 2, 2004, the Social Security Act (The Act) was amended requiring SSA
to reissue certain misused benefits to Title II, Title VIII, and Title XVI beneficiaries.
This provision applies to all misuse determinations made on or after January 1, 1995.
The Act also excludes restitution for misused Title II, Title VIII, and Title XVI
benefits from countable resources for 9 calendar months following the month the restitution
is received. This exclusion applies to the individual or any other person whose income
is deemed to be included in such individual’s income for SSI purposes.