Some overpayments are exempt from recovery. See 0025.12.03 (Overpayments Exempt From Recovery). For overpayments that are not exempt from recovery, follow the specific program provisions below.
For the order of recovery and recovery methods, see 0025.15 (Order of Recovery - Participants), 0025.21 (Recovery Methods). For computing how much to recoup, see 0025.21.15.03 (Amount to Recoup).
Recover overpayments from:
A unit that received more benefits than it was eligible to receive.
A unit that contains a unit member responsible to repay an overpayment incurred while a member of a different unit that received more benefits than it was eligible to receive. Overpayments follow a member to a new unit, All adults in a unit when an overpayment occurs remain equally responsible for the overpayment.
In most cases, overpayments follow a member to a new unit if the member was part of the overpaid unit at the time the overpayment occurred. An overpayment does not follow a unit member when the unit member left the home and the remaining unit members did not report it.
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Before pursuing recovery, tell people their repayment amount. See 0025.21.07 (JOL - Establishing Claims), 0026.39 (Notice of Overpayment and Recoupment), TEMP Manual TE02.09.11 (Demand Letters for Overpayments).
If you recover more than the overpayment amount, give the participant a refund.
Recover overpayments from people who were minor caregivers or mandatory adult caregivers of a unit at the time the overpayment occurred.
Pursue recovery from relative caregivers and mandatory adult caregivers whose needs are not included in the benefits.
If the unit member receives benefits as part of a 2nd unit before removal from the 1st unit's benefit, the 1st unit is overpaid if they did not report the change timely, the agency failed to act timely on the reported change or benefits were continued pending an appeal. Reduce the 1st unit's overpayment by any verified amount they paid the 2nd unit up to that person's benefit standard. See 0010 (Verification).
Recover overpayments from people who were minor caregivers or adult members of a unit at the time the overpayment occurred.
Pursue recovery from relative caregivers and mandatory adult assistance unit members whose needs are not included in the SNAP benefits.
Follow general provisions.