The FI returns any funds that are available. The FI completes the FI portions of the
FMS-133 and sends the form to Treasury. For information about the FI's possible responses,
see GN 02408.625.
If only part of the funds remain in the FI, the FI returns the partial funds AND provides
the name and address of the last withdrawer of the funds on the FMS-133 for contact
When the FI returns the funds, Treasury returns them to SSA. A Title II return is
shown as “009 EVENT RET CHECK” on PHUS. A Title XVI return is shown as a slash (/),
S, T, or U in Payflag 1 on the SSR and may also be posted on the Overpayment Refund
Data (OPRR) segment of the SSR. For more information on erroneous EFT payment returns
from FIs and individuals, see GN 02408.665 and GN 02408.670.
NOTE: For situations where Title II benefits have been deposited into an account shared
with a spouse or parent, see exclusions in GN 02408.615D.2. Also see, GN02201.001F
and GN 02205.003C.3.