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How to avoid an overpayment of Social Security benefits

If you are receiving Social Security disability benefits, the last thing you want is to get a letter in the mail telling you that you owe Social Security money. I have seem many individuals with overpayment notices for tens of … Continue reading

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Overpayment choices: reconsideration or waiver

If Social Security alleges that you owe them money to repay an overpayment, you have two choices to fight it:   You can either file a “Waiver of Overpayment,” or  You can file a “Request for Reconsideration.“ Social Security may direct you … Continue reading

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Social Security Administrative waiver for overpayments up to $1000

There’s good news if Social Security has told you that you were overpaid, and you need to repay, Social Security benefits! Social Security has increased the “administrative waiver” amount to $1000.  Administrative waivers of overpayments apply in cases where the … Continue reading

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SSI, Settlements/Inheritance, and Special Needs Trusts

Here is a popular question: I’m on SSI, do I have to tell Social Security about an inheritance/settlement I am getting? The answer is simple: YES! There is no point beating around the bush with this one.  If you are … Continue reading

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Overpayments: finding an attorney to help you

I have tried to give you as much information as I can about Social Security overpayment / repayment cases, because the chances of finding an attorney to work with you are not very good. Many Social Security attorneys get paid out … Continue reading

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Social Security overpayments: what you need to prove to win!

Overpayment cases are very tough to win.  If you decide to fight an overpayment, you need to know what you are up against. Here is what the law says about how Social Security evaluates whether you have to pay back an … Continue reading

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Social Security Overpayments

It is the opposite of winning the jackpot:  you open the letter from Social Security and find out that you owe them $10,000, $20,000, even $30,000.   What happened? There are several scenarios which may result in Social Security claiming … Continue reading

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