Benefit Errors

Revised August 4, 2011

Purpose: 

This category is about how to identify incorrect benefit payments and how to establish and refer for collection cash, medical and food assistance overpayments. The rules and procedures for identifying and correcting underpayments are also in this category.

WAC 388-410-0001  What is a cash / medical assistance overpayment?

WAC 388-410-0005  Cash and medical assistance overpayment amount and liability

WAC 388-410-0010  Repayment of grant overpayment occurring prior to April 3, 1982, and resulting from department error

WAC 388-410-0015  Recovery of cash assistance overpayments by mandatory grant deduction

WAC 388-410-0020  What happens if I receive more Basic Food or WASHCAP benefits than I am supposed to receive?

WAC 388-410-0025  Am I responsible for an overpayment in my assistance unit?

WAC 388-410-0030  How does the department calculate and set up my Basic Food or WASHCAP overpayment?

WAC 388-410-0033  How and when does the department collect a Basic Food or WASHCAP overpayment?

WAC 388-410-0035  Are alien and alien sponsors jointly responsible for cash and food assistance overpayments?

WAC 388-410-0040  Cash and food assistance underpayments.

Alien and Alien Sponsor Overpayments

Revised June 3, 2011

Purpose:

WAC 388-410-0035  Are alien and alien sponsors jointly responsible for cash and food assistance overpayments?


Worker Responsibilities - WAC 388-410-0035

If the department determines that an assistance unit’s overpayment amount needs to be modified because of an error, the worker should refer to the ACES manual Benefit Error Group, Modify a BEG – Underpayment or Overpayment.


ACES Procedures

See Benefit Error Group (BEG) – Modify a BEG – Underpayment or Overpayment

Basic Food Overpayments

Revised March 1, 2017

WAC 388-410-0020 What happens if I receive more Basic Food or WASHCAP benefits than I am supposed to receive?

WAC 388-410-0025 Am I responsible for an overpayment in my assistance unit?

WAC 388-410-0030 How does the department calculate and set up my Basic Food or WASHCAP overpayment?

WAC 388-410-0033 How and when does the department collect a Basic Food or WASHCAP overpayment?


Clarifying Information - WAC 388-410-0020

  1. Examples of an Administrative Error (AE) overpayment include when we:
    1. Did not act timely on a reported or known change in circumstances;
    2. Made a mistake in determining the AU’s eligibility or benefits;
    3. Incorrectly issued duplicate benefits;
    4. Issued allotments after the end of the AU's certification period without redetermining the AU's eligibility;
    5. Did not disqualify a client for an IPV on time as required under chapter 388-446 WAC;
    6. Made an incorrect change to the case or failed to make a needed change that caused the department to make an incorrect decision on the AU's eligibility or benefit amount.
  2. Examples of an Inadvertent Household Error (IHE) include when the AU:
    1. Understand what they were required to report; or
    2. Report a change or provide accurate and complete information, but they did not do this to get more food assistance benefits than they were eligible for.
  3. Examples of an Intentional Program Violation (IPV) include when a client does any of the following on purpose:
    1. Makes an oral or written false or misleading statement that affects their benefits;
    2. Misrepresents, conceals, or withholds facts; or
    3. Violates the Food Stamp Act, Basic Food regulations, or any state laws that cover:
      1. How someone can get, have, and use Basic Food benefits or EBT cards; or
      2. The transfer of Basic Food benefits or EBT cards.

NOTE: See chapter 388-446 WAC for information and rules on IPV disqualification hearings and penalties. WAC 388-446-0015 explains that an administrative disqualification hearing (ADH) is a formal hearing to determine if a person committed an IPV. FSS workers cannot code an overpayment as IPV until an ADH is held and the outcome determines an IPV was committed and caused the overpayment. See Clarifying Information #6 under WAC 388-446-0001.

  1. Date of discovery:

The Date of Discovery is the date we have adequate information to validate that the AU has an overpayment, and determine the amount overpaid. It is not the date of a system-generated BEG, because these only give enough information to identify a potential overpayment.

The date we "open" the BEG in ACES is the official date of discovery.  The exception to this rule is Basic Food errors discovered through the federal Quality Assurance review process.  The official date of discovery for a QA error is the date the Basic Food Process Preview Panel (PRP) is held where the error would be reported out as final to Food and Nutrition Services (FNS).

  1. Date of establishment:

The Date of Establishment is the date staff establishes an overpayment, send the household notification of the claim, and refer the case to the Office of Financial Recovery (OFR) for collections. The date of the overpayment letter is the official date of establishment.

  1. Timeframes to set up overpayments :

We must process at least 90% of all overpayments by the end of the calendar quarter after the quarter we discover an overpayment. A claim is not timely if we sent the AU an overpayment letter later than the last day of the quarter after the quarter in which we "opened" the overpayment BEG.  Even though we can set up a valid overpayment after the timely processing period, federal rules require the department to meet this timeframe.  For information on processing a BEG, see the ACES User Manual

NOTE: Potential overpayments discovered by the Basic Food quality assurance (QA) process must be considered "priority"and every attempt must be made to establish these overpayments within federal time limits, but only after the payment errors associated with these overpayments have been reviewed and finalized by the Basic Food Process Review Panel (PRP).

To ensure that staff review potential overpayments and promptly act on this information, the department monitors Benefit Error Group (BEG) lists.

To measure if we are meeting federal timeliness standards for establishing overpayments, staff compares the dates an overpayment BEG was "opened" to the date we sent the overpayment letter.

EXAMPLE

  1. If we discover an overpayment on February 6th (1st quarter) we must set up the overpayment by June 30th (2nd quarter).

  2. If we discover an overpayment on June 28th (2nd quarter) we must set up the overpayment by September 30th (3rd quarter).

 7.   Other program reporting requirements and Basic Food overpayments:

If someone does not report a change in circumstances required under WAC 388-418-0005, we determine if a client has an overpayment for each program based on that program’s reporting requirements.

  • For Basic Food, the household must report changes as required under WAC 388-418-0005(2).
  • If a Basic Food assistance unit would not have to report the change based on the AU's circumstances, we do not set up an overpayment even if the household had to report a change for another department program.

EXAMPLE: Julie, Spencer, and their two children receive TANF and Basic Food. They fail to report that Spencer got a job Earning $900 monthly. Spencer received his first paycheck on August 25th. We discover this information in November.
TANF: The family was required to report getting a job for TANF. We determine amount of TANF benefits the family was eligible for if they reported the change timely on September 10th and set up an overpayment for October and November.
Basic Food: The new job did not cause the family to go over the income limit for a family of four. Since they did not have to report this change for Basic Food, we do not set up an overpayment.

EXAMPLE: Diane receives TANF and Basic Food for herself and her daughter. Diane doesn't report she has switched to full-time status at work and now earns $2,500 monthly. Her paycheck on April 30th puts her over the income limit for Basic Food. We discover this information in July.
TANF: Diane was required to report the change in employment status and going over the earned income limit for TANF. We treat this change as if Diane had reported it timely on May 10th. We would set up an overpayment for the TANF benefits the AU received in June and July.
Basic Food: Diane’s $2,500 monthly income is over the income limit for a two-person AU. Since she was required to report this change for Basic Food, we set up a Basic Food overpayment for benefits the AU received in June and July.

Worker Responsibilities - WAC 388-410-0020

  1. Timely processing of overpayments:

When you learn of a potential overpayment through an interface, alert, client contact, or other source, take all needed actions as appropriate to validate that an overpayment occurred and determine the amount of the overpayment. This may include requesting additional information or proof of someone's circumstances.

  1. When you have adequate information to determine that the AU was overpaid and determine the amount they were overpaid, this is the date of discovery for the overpayment. The date of discovery is recorded as the date you "open" the overpayment BEG in ACES.
  2. After you have established the date of discovery, finish processing the overpayment by sending the client an overpayment letter including the calculation and refer the case to the Office of Financial Recovery for collections. This is the date of establishment for the overpayment. The date of establishment is recorded as the date you generate the overpayment letter to refer the case to OFR.

 

Claims Establishment Timeline

 

1st Quarter

2nd Quarter

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

If your date of discovery is in:

January;
February; or
March

April;
May; or
June

July;
August;
September

October;
November; or
December

You must establish the claim by:

June 30th

September 30th

December 31st

March 31st

 

NOTE: There is a federal requirement to establish a minimum of 90% of valid overpayments by the end of the calendar quarter after the quarter we discovered the overpayment.  This is especially important for overpayments validated by the federal SNAP (Basic Food) QC process.

By working the potential overpayment immediately to validate and process the overpayment, we ensure that we meet the federal requirement.

  1. Review client-caused errors for potential IPVs:
    • Consider what appears to be the AU's intent or lack of intent to decide if an overpayment is an IHE or a suspected IPV.
    • Set up a suspected IPV overpayment as an IHE overpayment until an administrative disqualification hearing or a court determines the client's intent.
  2. Modifying an overpayment:

If the department determines that an assistance unit’s overpayment amount needs to be modified because of an error, the worker should refer to the ACES manual, Benefit Error Group (BEG) - Modify a BEG – Overpayment or Underpayment.


ACES Procedures

See Benefit Error Group (BEG) – Modify a BEG – Overpayment or Underpayment


Clarifying Information - WAC 388-410-0025

Even though all adult members of an AU with an overpayment are liable for the full overpayment, the Office of Financial Recovery (OFR) tracks payments to ensure that we do not collect more than the amount of the overpayment.

Worker Responsibilities - WAC 388-410-0025

Overpayment Liability

  1. Set up the overpayment in the name of every adult who was a member of the AU at the time the AU was overpaid.
  2. Create a Basic Food overpayment letter naming each responsible member for the entire amount of the overpayment.
  3. Send separate letters only if certain responsible adults now live at a different address. 
  4. Make sure each overpayment letter states the name of the primary payee and the total overpayment amount.

 

ACES Procedures


See Benefit Error Group (BEG) - Confirm a BEG - Overpayment


Clarifying Information - WAC 388-410-0030


NOTE: When the overpayment involves food assistance, current policy states that only a court of law or an Administrative Disqualification Hearing can determine an Intentional Program Violation (IPV).
The FSS establishes an unintentional overpayment, called Inadvertent Household Error, and refers the food and any related cash overpayment to OFA for investigation and potential prosecution.
  1. Calculating the Overpayment
    1. The overpayment amount is the difference between what the client received and what they were eligible to receive.
    2. When determining an overpayment amount, you may subtract an under payment, if not already issued, from an overpayment to get the net overpayment amount.
       
  2. Overpayments discovered by QC Reviews:  If the department discovered an overpayment through the federal QC process or the QC process reports the case as ineligible for benefits, we must set up an overpayment regardless of the amount. 
     
  3. Overpayments discovered outside the QC Review process: If we didn't discover the overpayment through the federal QC process, we set up an overpayment if:
    1.  The responsible household members still receive Basic Food or WASHCAP benefits and the overpayment is over $85; or
    2.  The overpayments total more than $125.
       
    3. NOTE: Overpayments discovered through internal audits, Management Evaluation reviews, or any payment accuracy initiatives are not considered as discovered through the federal QC process.

       
  4. OFR collects on established debts regardless of the amount.  The $85 and $125 rules apply to whether or not we establish an overpayment for Basic Food or WASHCAP. OFR will collect on established overpayments regardless of the amount. This includes when we:
  • Set up an overpayment for an AU who no longer receives Basic Food; or
  • Modify an existing overpayment to $125 or less.

OFR is the point of contact for compromising (reducing) overpayment balances or making decisions on waiving overpayment collections. Clients must be referred to OFR for these requests.

 


Clarifying Information - WAC 388-410-0033

  1. Who has to repay an overpayment:
    1. The Department collects from the client by reducing Basic Food benefits. Clients can also repay an overpayment by paying the Office of Financial Recovery directly.
    2. The adults in the overpayment assistance unit share the responsibility for repaying an overpayment even if they later belong to different assistance units.
    3. We consider a person who receives Basic Food or WASHCAP benefits as having the ability to repay an overpayment.
  2. When we can reduce an overpayment for a client who receives benefits:
    1. The CSO can reduce an overpayment debt only if the overpayment was incorrectly calculated for an amount larger than is actually owed.
    2. An Administrative Law Judge can order an overpayment debt waived or reduced to correct an overpayment that was calculated in error.  An ALJ does not have the authority to reduce or waive an overpayment based on hardship. 
  3. When the Office of Financial Recovery can reduce an established overpayment:

A person responsible for an overpayment may be able to negotiate a reduction of the debt with the Office of Financial Recovery. OFR is the secretary's designee for the department under RCW 43.20A.110 and uses criteria under RCW 43.20B.030 to determine if an overpayment should be reduced or dismissed  as allowed under Title 7 CFR §273.18(c)(7)  

  • OFR determines if a reduction of the debt would be cost effective for the department instead of continuing collections through other means.
  • Normally, reducing the debt is cost effective only if the person is willing to pay the remaining debt off in full.
  • People can contact OFR to negotiate a reduction in the overpayment by calling OFR at 800-562-6114.
  • The first month's allotment of a newly approved application:

We do not recover an existing overpayment from the first month's benefits of a newly-approved application for WASHCAP or Basic Food. We do recover an overpayment from the first month of an AU's certification period if we recertified the AU with no break in eligibility.

5. Collecting overpayments:

OFR takes the necessary steps to collect the overpayment. This includes allotment reduction, installment payments, and lump sums, as well as other means of collection.

 

NOTE: If we have removed Basic Food benefits from a client's EBT account through the expungement process, OFR will reduce the client's overpayment by the amount we expunged from the client's EBT account.

Worker Responsibilities - WAC 388-410-0033

ACES is programmed to calculate the overpayment and generate the correct letter and computation sheet.  However, you must review the letters and make sure they are complete and correct.

  1. Work potential overpayments when you are alerted to a discrepancy.
    1. Set up all overpayments as soon as possible.  Make sure that you set up the overpayment by the end of the calendar quarter after the quarter you discover the overpayment.
    2. Send a separate overpayment letter for every responsible person for the full amount of the overpayment only if they live at separate addresses or are now in separate AUs.  Otherwise, address the letter to the AU head of household and list all responsible adult AU members on the letter.  Use either:
      1. 0045-05, Food Assistance Overpayment - Inadvertent Error; or
      2. 0045-06, Food Assistance Overpayment - Administrative Error.
    3. ACES sends the overpayment letter and claim determination report from state office by certified mail, return receipt requested.
    4. The overpayment letter will contain information about the conditions for compromising or waiving overpayment claims and contact information for OFR to make these requests.
  2. When an overpayment appears to be an Intentional Program Violation:
    1. Set up suspected IPV overpayments as an inadvertent household error (IHE) overpayment and follow the Administrative Disqualification Hearing (ADH) process described under WAC 388-446-0015.
    2. If the client is found by a court or ADH to have an IPV, change the IHE overpayment to an IPV.
      1. Do not create a new BEG.
      2. Modify the existing overpayment by creating 0045-09, Overpayment Modification letter in aces.online.
      3. In the letter, select the box for "The type of overpayment has changed."
      4. Add text notifying the client that the overpayment changed from an IHE to an IPV due to an ADH or court decision.
      5. Send the client a Disqualification Notice; 0056-01, 0056-02, or 0056-03.
  3. Let OFR know when the overpayment had been determined to be an IPV, even if the overpayment was paid in full.  OFR will need IPV documentation and will change the overpayment coding for federal funding purposes.  Send OFR:
    1. The Overpayment Modification letter;
    2. The Disqualification Notice; and
    3. Copy of the final hearing decision, court order, or diversion agreement and disqualification consent agreement.
  4. Potential Fraud:  If you suspect a client has committed fraud, see FRAUD for instructions.

Cash and Food Assistance Underpayments

Revised July 27, 2012

WAC 388-410-0040 Cash and food assistance underpayments.


Clarifying Information - WAC 388-410-0040

Effect of Underpayments on Resources: The unspent amount of a cash assistance underpayment is not included in computing the value of a household's nonexempt resources in the month the underpayment is reimbursed or in the following month.

Date of Discovery for Department Errors: When the underpayment is discovered by the department, the date of discovery is the date we have adequate information to validate the household has an underpayment and determine the amount the household was underpaid.  It is not the date the department received information or verification.

EXAMPLE While processing an eligibility review on 1/01/12, the worker discovers that the household provided verification on 6/01/10 of a decrease in their direct support payments.  The date of discovery is 1/01/12.  The department can establish an underpayment for the 12 month period prior to 1/01/12.  The household can request an administrative hearing if they think the underpayment should be for more than the allowable 12 month period.

Worker Responsibilities - WAC 388-410-0040

  1. Repay all underpayments that are not applied toward reducing an overpayment.
  2. Document in the ACES narrative, any request received, oral or written, from an assistance unit indicating a belief they were entitled to more benefits than were received.
  3. To restore unpaid food assistance benefits, determine the amount the household was eligible to receive during each month in which there was an error. Disregard any months in which the household was not certified except those months where benefits were lost due to an incorrect denial or termination.
  4. Restore food assistance benefits back to the date of application when a delay past the first 30 days is the fault of the department.
  5. Upon discovering an underpayment, check the history file to determine if an outstanding balance on an overpayment remains. If so, complete a notice to Office of Financial Recovery indicating the adjustment to the overpayment balance from a restoration of unpaid benefits.
  6. If a cash or food assistance underpayment is in excess of any overpayment or remaining overpayment balance, create a beg for the excess amount to the appropriate assistance unit.

Cash and Medical Assistance Overpayment Descriptions

Revised December 31, 2013

Purpose:

WAC 388-410-0001 What is a cash assistance overpayment?

WAC 388-410-0005 Cash assistance overpayment amount and liability


Clarifying Information - WAC 388-410-0001

1.      An intentional overpayment is the result of the client's willful knowing concealment of information or failure to reveal information resulting in an overpayment.

2.     Unintentional overpayment: 

a.   An unintentional client error overpayment is based on the condition that although caused by the client, there was no intent to obtain or retain assistance for which the client knew they were not eligible.

b.   An unintentional department error overpayment is the direct result of omission, neglect or error by the department in taking action on information affecting the amount of benefits for which a client is eligible.

c.   An unintentional technical error is an overpayment not directly caused by department error or client error. These types of overpayments are due to effective dates and procedural requirements. Following are examples of technical errors:

  1. Administrative Hearings:  Continued assistance pending a fair hearing results in an overpayment when the decision of the Department is upheld.  Continued assistance overpayments cannot be established for more than 60 days' worth of benefits from the date the administrative hearing was requested.
  2. Ten-Day  Advance Notice:  When advance notice requirements for termination or reduction result in a payment of benefits for which the client is not eligible, the resulting One-Time Payment is an overpayment.

3.   Strikers:

Prior to July 1, 1999, an overpayment exists for any month in which a member of a TANF/SFA household is on strike on the last day of that month.  Starting with July 1999 benefits, there are no overpayments based solely on a member of the TANF/SFA assistance unit being on strike.

4.    Prospective budgeting:

An overpayment exists when a client intentionally understates his or her estimated income for the first 2 months of eligibility.  See WAC 388-450-0215.

5.    When someone fails to report a change in circumstances required for cash only:

When someone does not report a change in circumstances required under WAC 388-418-0005, we determine if a client has an overpayment for each program based on that program’s reporting requirements.

If the person was not required to report a change for Basic Food or medical benefits, we do not set up an overpayment for these programs based on the unreported change. This is true even if we would have reduced benefits if the household reported the change.

EXAMPLE Julie, Spencer, and their two children receive TANF and Basic Food. They fail to report that Spencer got a job Earning $900 monthly. Spencer received his first paycheck on August 25th. We discover this information in November. 
TANF: The family was required to report getting a job for TANF. We determine amount of TANF benefits the family was eligible for if they reported the change timely on September 10th and set up an overpayment for October and November.
Basic Food:The new job did not cause the family to go over the gross income limit for a family of four. Since they did not have to report this change for Basic Food, we do not set up an overpayment. ABD cash grants that are subsequently duplicated by receipt of SSI benefits for the same period are considered an unintentional overpayment and are subject to recovery. See WAC 388-474-0020.

Worker Responsibilities - WAC 388-410-0001

  1. Do not establish an intentional overpayment when the overpayment is directly due to any omission, neglect or error by the department, unless:
    1. The client kept the assistance; and
    2. Knew or had reason to believe he/she was not eligible for the assistance.
  2. Establish an intentional overpayment for funds that were authorized to replace lost, unendorsed warrants when it is later determined the claimed loss was false. See WAC 388-412-0035.

 Clarifying Information - WAC 388-410-0005

  1. All members of an assistance unit, including children, are responsible for overpayments incurred after January 1, 1982 provided they were actually members of the assistance unit at the time of the overpayment.
  2. The amount of an overpayment can be reduced by the amount of any unpaid underpayments in any period prior to the month in which the overpayment is computed.

Worker Responsibilities - WAC 388-410-0005

Verification of Overpayment

  1. The department will attempt to verify all pertinent information when an overpayment has occurred.
  2. If the verification obtained is incomplete, the department will contact the recipient to obtain an explanation of the circumstances to clarify the overpayment.
  3. If the recipient fails to cooperate, the department will make an independent determination based on all available information and initiate recovery of the overpayment.
    1. If an employer does not respond to a request for a statement of earnings in a timely manner the department may file a Subpoena Request without a FRED or DFI referral.

Invalid Overpayment

  1. When the department determines that it has mistakenly charged an assistance unit with an overpayment, the department will cancel the overpayment account and credit any amount paid to any other outstanding debt obligation.
  2. The client will be notified of the error and of the amount credited to any existing debt obligation. If any balance remains from the amount paid by the client the department will refund the balance to the assistance unit.
  3. If the department determines that an assistance unit’s overpayment amount needs to be modified because of an error, the worker should refer to the ACES manual, Benefit Error Group (BEG) - Modify a BEG - Overpayment or Underpayment.

Establishing Overpayments

  1. Once an overpayment is verified, determine the assistance program involved in the cash, medical or food assistance overpayment. Determine the amount of the overpayment using the following criteria:
    1. Reconstruct eligibility in cases where the client failed to report information or where reported information was not acted upon.
    2. Consider the change as it would have been considered if reported and acted upon timely.
  2. If all criteria specified in WAC 388-410-0005 (3) (a)&(b) are met do not refer cases to Office of Financial Recovery.

Eligibility for Other Programs

  1. Financial assistance:  Reduce the amount of an overpayment by the amount of cash assistance a client would have received if eligible for another cash program during the period of the overpayment.
  2. Medical assistance:
    1. Redetermine eligibility for medical assistance beginning the first of the month in which ineligibility occurs.
    2. If the assistance unit was ineligible for any medical assistance, all medical expenses paid by the Health Care Authority (HCA) for the period of ineligibility are an overpayment.
    3. If the assistance unit was eligible for the Medically Needy Program the overpayment is:
      1. The amount the assistance unit would have been required to spend-down before medical expenses would have been paid for the overpayment period.
      2. The difference between those medical payments covered by the CN program and those covered by the MN program.
      3. Scope of care determinations are referred to HCA.
    4. If the assistance unit was eligible for the Psychiatric Indigent Inpatient Program (PII), the overpayment is:
      1. The amount paid by HCA up to the deductible; plus
      2. Any additional amount the assistance unit would have been required to spend down; plus
      3. The difference between medical payments covered by the CN program and those covered under the PII program.

ACES Procedures

Recovery Through Mandatory Grant Reductions

Revised March 25, 2011

WAC 388-410-0015 Recovery of cash assistance overpayments by mandatory grant deduction


Clarifying Information - WAC 388-410-0015

Grant Deductions

  1. A grant deduction is a specified dollar amount used to recover grant overpayments. If the amount is more than the mandatory deduction standard (10 per cent) for intentional grant overpayments, it must be agreed to by the client.
  2. Five percent mandatory deductions are used for unintentional grant overpayments
  3. A grant deduction to temporarily reduce the standard 5 or 10 per cent deduction can be used if an exception to policy due to hardship is approved.
  4. A grant deduction can be taken in addition to, or instead of, a 5 or 10 per cent deduction.

Worker Responsibilities - WAC 388-410-0015

  1. If the recipient requests a fair hearing regarding the assessment of the overpayment or the monthly deduction of overpayment during the advance notice period, notify OFR to discontinue collection.
  2. Reimburse the client as soon as possible for any underpayment resulting from erroneous monthly deductions.

Repayments for Overpayments Prior to April 3, 1982

Revised March 25, 2011

Purpose:

WAC 388-410-0010 Repayment of grant overpayment occurring prior to April 3, 1982, and resulting from department error


 Worker Responsibilities - WAC 388-410-0010

  1. If recovery of the overpayment is determined to be inequitable;
    1. Determine the months that the overpayment occurred, but do not compute the amount of the overpayment.
    2. Complete a DSHS 06-094(X), Overpayment Letter (Liability Waived), and notify the client.
    3. Document the reason for the decision in the narrative in ACES.
  2. If recovery of the overpayment is not determined to be inequitable:
    1. Follow normal overpayment recovery procedures; and
    2. Notify the client the reason the overpayment was not waived.
  3. Revoke the waiver and establish an overpayment if it is later determined the requirements specified in WAC 388-410-0010 (1) (a-e) were not met.