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Social Security Overpayments

Will My Boyfriend Be Liable For My Social Security Overpayment If We Get Married?

About 10 years ago, I appealed an overpayment and asked for a hearing. I was in grad school at the time and the funding I got as a Teaching Assistant was misapplied as earnings. The TA-ship is a form of financial aid. I never heard back from Social Security and am no longer on disability. My boyfriend and I want to get married. Will he be held liable for any of these overpayment if Social Security gets around to reviewing my case?

I've been afraid to call and ask them directly because I am unemployed and they claim I owe them a substantial amount. Thanks.

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Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 12:33

Would I Get Back Pay If Social Security Incorrectly Suspends My Benefits Due To An Overpayment?

If I'm suspended for over payment, and SSD says I should have never been suspended, willing get back pay?

Hi. Yes, if Social Security withholds benefits to recover an overpayment and later determines that there was no overpayment, they would refund any benefits due that were withheld.

Best, Jerry

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 12:31

Do You Have Any Advice Or Guidance For Us?

My 47 year old son with Down Syndrome and an incomplete left had received a letter in 2021 saying that in 2020 he had been overpaid by Social Security DD a total of approximately 18k. We were told to fill out an Overpayment Recovery form. We sent it in --they claimed they never received it even though I sent it by fed ex and I have a receipt that it was sent. I needed to go to Congresswoman Rice's office who offered to fax it to me. After many months they got back to us.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 21:10

Why Is Social Security Expecting Me To Repay My Mother's Overpayment?

I too have the same problem with Social Security as your 2020 article from overpayment my mother received while drawing worker’s compensation/social security or whatever.

I got the same letter & conversations almost word for word as the single mother & young man in your article.

I got a social security lawyer who helped with all paperwork for Free.

I still lost & now that I’m receiving SSDI. SSA has come after me for repayment from my mother’s overpayment from the 1970’s of almost $3,000.00.

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Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 10:04

Can You Give Me Some Insight?

I started receiving disability in 2018. At that time myself and my two minor children all three received a back payment check. Up until that time from 2016 up until that time my son was receiving a Survivor benefit from his father who passed away in January of 2016. He turned 18 in September and I filled out the appropriate paperwork to have him continue to receive his check until May when he when he is to graduate. Somehow a date. Wrong and my son stop receiving his disability check from me the past 2 months.

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Friday, November 19, 2021 - 16:44

Can Social Security Ask My Wife And Me To Return An Overpayment?

Hello, i did started collecting early SS in 2014, in 2017, in 2018 my wife start collecting early spousal benefits, they calculated her benefit from my full benefit, she reported retirement from another country and they made deduction from her account. I did reported my retirement from Poland at this time but they said is everything OK because my 30 years of employment in USA. Now they recalculated everything and reducing benefits for my wife and me and asking for return of overpayment for last four years. can they do that?

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Friday, October 15, 2021 - 13:45

Why Did My Kids Survivor Benefits Go To Zero For 5 Months?

How come my kids survivor benefits when from 954 each a month to zero for 5 months and then I got a letter stating they took it for over payment but they never got over payment then got a letter that some time in December they will get 625 each a month when I have a letter another letter I got in January stating they would be getting 956 for the year of 2021 now there saying there regular monthly benefit is only 625 a month but haven't even received them since May and they won't tell me why other then saying there is another beneficiary on the account as of may 25th and that per

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 09:00

How Do I Get My Full Benefit Payments Resumed?

I have been talking to SS for over a year about an over payment that was paid in full in April., I continue to have $184.00 taken from monthly benefits and would like to know how I get my actual benefits from SS.

Hi. If you've repaid your overpayment in full and if Social Security is still withholding part of your benefits, then your repayment must not yet have been entered into Social Security's computer system. The reason for that could depend on where you sent the repayment, or it could just reflect a backlog in handling such repayments.

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Friday, August 20, 2021 - 14:20
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