Social Security Overpayments

Why Would My Friend Have To Repay The Money That Her Parents Received?

my friend was adopted when she was 7 years old...apparently her parents received money for her from social security that she knew nothing about until she applied for her own benefit at age 62 and they told her she would have to repay the money....this seems wrong on so many levels...I have never heard of such a scam....why in the world would she have to repay money they received? thank you.?


Shouldn't I Be Allowed To File An Appeal?

Took early retirement/SSI while still self employed. An unexpected IRS Whistleblower Award arrived in my 65th year. That same year,I happened to earn income. Taxes were taken from Whistleblower award. Social Security would not allow me to appeal their demand for overpayment even though I attempted to tell them that award was not income which my taxes alone showed net income over the SSI income. That even with my deductions on Schedule C allowed me expenses against my income, I did not exceed the allowable income limit.

How Can A Sibling's Marriage Mess Up Another Sibling's Benefits?

My brother ended up got married 5 years ago. We are both disabled and were getting his retirement benefits from my father's record. He was always receiving SSI while I have always received SSDI. My brother got married February 2014 and his benefits stopped. My benefits continued as they have been, but my brother always received more of a benefit than I did I am guessing because he received SSI. Social Security now claims that they reduced the monthly benefit starting the month he was married and now they want me to pay back thousands of dollars.

What Can I Do To Keep My Reasonable Repayment Plan?

I will try to be brief in my explination. I received SS disability benefits for several years and eventually SS determined I could return to work. My doctor and I disagreed and I opted to be paid while appealing this decision. The decision stood and I returned to work. That year of benefits was determined to be an over payment and I enrolled in a payment plan I could not really afford so I appealed for waiver of over payment collection.

How Can I Get This Resolved?

Overpayment of $11,833.00 in benefits to my daughter and I after her dad passed away and she was in the hospital dying needed a liver transplant. SSA started garnishing my wages on August 11, 2017. I kept a track record in excel to know when the day would come for this to be all over. Even going out on disability from work last year in 2018, my tax refund was taken as well as another refund from the IRS in November. Once I notice that I no longer owed them according to my records as well as my pay statements. I contacted SSA and they stated I still had a balance of $1961.

Is It Correct For Social Security To Stop My Sister's Benefit Payments?

My sister is 64 and is drawing her late husbands social security. It is about $1200.00 per month. She is working and makes about $21,000.00 a year staying with the elderly. Last year she was notified by the SS and they stated she makes too much money and they stopped her SS benefit payments. They put her behind 8 months on her bills. They also stated that when she turns 66 this November she could get the money owed her. Problem is she is getting way behind and she is going to have to borrow money. Is this correct?

Why Wasn't My Son's Back Pay Applied To My Overpayment?

I received disability benefits for a closed period (1998-2002). I started receiving benefits in 2003 after I had started a part time job. I was notified in 2004 that I was overpaid $43,388. In 2008 I received a check for beneficiary benefits for my son in the amount of $16.706. I did not cash that check and didn't understand why they would send me a check if I was overpaid. I had the attorney that filed for benefits working on resolving this over the years. The attorney file a request for reconsideration, and a waiver. None of which I received copies of or results from SSA.

What Can I Do About A Social Security Overpayment That Occurred When I Was A Child?

Social security sent me a letter stating that I was overpaid by almost $1400. I am 34 years old and never collected benefits. So when I called they said it was from 1995-1997-I was 11 years old and it was my father who ended up collecting the benefits when he had a work injury and wasn't able to work. His SSN is even on the letter, but they now have it under my account and it came addressed to me. They are threatening to garnish wages etc. I do not talk to my father and as far as I know he is homeless.