AFS Benefit Integrity and Recovery (BIR) offsets the household’s claims for lost benefits against an unpaid overpayment or one held in suspense. This does not apply to benefits received at initial certification or due to retroactive certification.
IMS will alert you when there is an overpayment that needs to be offset. You will see “RECOUPMENT NEEDED ON CASE – SEND TO STATE OFFICE.” Email SNAP for further instructions.
BIR applies the value of lost benefits to the amount of the overpayment. If there is a balance after the offset, this balance is the amount the household receives.