TN 31 (05-19)
Once a person has filed a request for waiver, that request must be processed to completion
(even though other issues surface) unless one of the exceptions in GN 02250.305B. applies.
If the person was overpaid from continuation of disability benefits during appeal
of a medical cessation and the cessation appeal was not made in good faith (GN 02250.036), notify the person that we cannot process his/her waiver request since he/she did
not appeal the disability cessation in good faith.
If a previous waiver determination was correct when made and there is no new and material
evidence, the PC notifies the person that the prior determination was correct and
since he/she has provided no new evidence, the prior determination stands.
If the person dies before a decision is made, develop for collection from estate (GN 02215.050C.).
If we will apparently deny a request for waiver and we are aware that a bankruptcy
claim has been filed but no proof of claim will be filed, notify the person per GN 02215.226B.
If there has never been an overpayment, notify the person that waiver cannot be processed
since he/she is not overpaid.
If the only issue needing resolution is liability (rep payee case), make the liability
determination per GN 02205.007 and notify the person.
If the person has been convicted of fraud, see GN 02201.055.