An overpayment of Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits occurs whenever an individual receives more money for a month than the amount that should have been paid by the Social Security Administration (SSA). While the overpayment of benefits can result from a seemingly endless variety of events, the amount of an overpayment is always the difference between the amount that was received and the amount that was due. Individuals have several options for what they can do when they receive a notice of an overpayment from SSA.
In this webinar, “I Can’t Pay That!” — Social Security Overpayments and Low-Income Clients, Justice in Aging attorneys review what those options are and the requirements for each. We cover the steps advocates can take to ensure the accuracy of an overpayment claimed by SSA, to reduce or eliminate the amount taken by SSA, and to enforce clients’ due process rights. Participants also learn about recent changes SSA has made to address some of the problems with the overpayment appeal and waiver processes, and how you can be part of the efforts to tackle these problems.
Kate Lang, Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging
Trinh Phan, Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging