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Controls over OASDI Replacement Checks for Beneficiaries Who Double Negotiated Benefit Checks

July 18, 2012

When an individual reports he or she did not receive his or her OASDI check, SSA can issue a courtesy replacement check before the Treasury determines the status of the original check. A double check negotiation (DCN) occurs when an individual cashes the original and replacement checks for the same benefit month–and the individual’s signature was not forged on the check–which results in an overpayment.

We found SSA has taken actions to decrease the number of DCNs. For example, in Fiscal Year 2012, SSA implemented a system enhancement that automatically places a stop payment on a replacement check when Treasury reports to SSA an individual cashes an original check. Read the full report below for more information.Read the full report

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