If you become aware of a prospective payee that is a preferred payee equal to or higher
in preference than the current applicant, you must contact the prospective payee to
determine if they to file a payee application, before you make a payee selection determination.
When you contact the prospective payee, only disclose the information listed in GN 03316.120A.1.
If the prospective payee does not want to file a payee application, document the current payee applicants pending application,
using the Make Note screen in the Electronic Representative Payee System (eRPS), per
EXCEPTION: If you have convincing evidence that the prospective payee is clearly not a suitable
payee choice, you do not need to contact them. Document the convincing evidence and
your determination on the current applicants pending application using the Make Note
screen in eRPS, per MS 07415.002.