The overpaid person is responsible for providing proof of income, household expenses,
and assets and the income and assets for his or her spouse and dependents, if any.
The supporting documents should be no older than 3 months from the date the person
requests a waiver. The overpaid person can provide canceled checks, money orders,
or credit card statements to verify his or her expenses. Expenses not requiring proof
are food and miscellaneous household expenses, unless the expenses seem unusually
high. In some cases, a reasonable explanation of the expense can serve as proof. For
example, a person with an unusually large food expense may need a special diet for
Section 834 of the Bipartisan Budget (BBA) Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-74), "Access
to Financial Information for Waivers and Adjustment of Recovery." The law requires
us to obtain an overpaid person's authorization to access financial account information
to assist with a defeats the purpose waiver determination.