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Social Security Overpayments

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.

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?

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

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.

Friday, August 20, 2021 - 14:20

Do You Have Any Suggestions?

Hello... My husband's monthly benefit has not been received for 2 months. When he called SSA, he was told that it was because he had an overpayment, due to also working. He never received a letter notifying of this. This was verified by SSA (national and local). There is no letter on file. He wants to pay back the overpayment but cannot do so without a REMITTANCE ID, which was to be shown on the letter that he NEVER received, and SSA confirmed, one was never sent, yet they stopped his payments, without ANY notice. Our local SSA said he needed to contact the national SSA.

Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 08:56

What Are The Laws Regarding My Situation?

I received a letter from Social Security in June 2021 stating they overpaid me $29438.00 and expect to recover this amount, or with take my full benefit starting Sept. They claim I have collected on 2 or more records from the first day I applied ,Feb 2010, for early SSI benefits. I had been married for 23 yrs, my ex spouse and I were both 63 yrs old at the time I applied for early benefits in Feb /2010. I had been divorced from him since 2004 and I had remarried in 2007.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 13:25

How Will My Husband's Overpayment Affect Us?

Larry, my husband is 55 years of age and has been collecting Social Security Disability benefits for about 6 years now. He told me recently that he was notified by SSA that he earned too much, because he held a part-time job as supplement income, and may have to pay the excess earnings back. I'm very concerned about how his situation will affect my future earnings, if at all. We've been married almost 28 years, so I've surpassed the 10 year threshold. I should be able to draw from his benefit as the higher wage earner, but I'm not certain how the l news will affect us.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 10:57

Can I Still Get My Back Pay?

i won my waiver to dismiss my over payment can i still get my backpay of 8300 im broke and struggling to pay my bills


I'd need to have much more information about your case to be able to give you an answer. When an overpayment is waived, it doesn't mean that you weren't actually overpaid. In other words, in most cases when Social Security waives an overpayment, they've decided to allow you to keep benefits that were incorrectly paid to you.

Sunday, February 7, 2021 - 10:28

Is It Legal For Social Security To Take My Brother-In-Law's Disability Benefits To Repay The Unemployment He Qualified For?

I helped my brother in law, who is self employed part time with a residential cleaning business, obtain unemployment in TN when the pandemic started. All his jobs asked him to not clean their homes until the pandemic was over. He was approved for and received the $600 per week plus TN Unemployment.

Saturday, January 2, 2021 - 14:36
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