A debtor may voluntarily use food stamp benefits in their EBT account to repay a food stamp overpayment. A Voluntary Repayment Authorization form (IM-114), is completed and signed by the debtor. Verify a claim has been established for the overpayment on the Display Claim Information screen (OVCI). To view the claim type OVCI, space, I, DCN and press enter. To view additional claims for this individual, press enter. When all claims have been displayed, the message “END OF INQUIRY” displays. The Claim Summary Screen (OVSC) displays a summary of claims for the individual, including the repayment agreement.
The voluntary repayment action is entered into the EBT Administrative Terminal. For instructions see CARS User Guide Entering a Voluntary Repayment in EBT. The payment will be automatically posted to the claim. A CARS-2 is not submitted for posting.
If the claim is entered the same day the authorization is entered, a report is generated to the Claims and Restitution Unit to manually post the payment.
If the food stamp benefits are aged, reissue the benefits following current procedures prior to entering the repayment action in the Administrative Terminal. Refer to theFAMIS User Guide Reissuing Aged Benefits for instructions on reissuing benefits prior to voluntary repayment.
For instructions see CARS User Guide ENTERING REPAYMENT AGREEMENTS AND PROCESSING PAYMENTS IN THE CLAIMS ACCOUNTING AND RESTITUTION SYSTEM (CARS).