One of the most alarming correspondences that a Los Angeles Social Security beneficiary like you may receive is a notice from the Social Security Administration (SSA) advising you that you have been overpaid thousands of dollars in benefits and you are being asked to repay them as soon as possible.
It is never a good thing to ignore a Social Security overpayment, as this will affect the flow of your benefits, jeopardizing your chances of receiving benefits every month. As such, it is important that you address the situation immediately if you don’t want to face any untoward consequences with regard to your benefits.
According to the SSA, an overpayment happens when the Social Security pays you more than what is really due to you. If the federal agency finds out that you have obtained an excessive amount of money in your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you’ll be receiving what is called a Notice of Overpayment.
There are certain factors as to why you may receive such notice. It is possible that you might have not told the SSA that you have started work, or you failed to report any changes in your living arrangements. Likewise, it is possible that you have reported certain changes, but the federal agency experienced a delay in making the necessary changes in your monthly benefits.
Nevertheless, it is important that you focus on the situation ahead. Once you received the notice, read its content very carefully. Take note of the information, particularly the overpaid amount/s, as well as the dates mentioned in your notice. More importantly, try to gauge yourself if you really were overpaid the amount.
Meanwhile, here are the three different ways on how you can deal with your overpayment:
Meanwhile, if you are from Los Angeles and you have experienced such situation, the Mesriani Law Group can help you through it. Apparently, our team of capable and knowledgeable Los Angeles Social Security lawyers can help you make an appeal, contest the notice, or at least come to an agreement with a repayment scheme that works best for you.
The law firm works on a “No Win, No Fee” contingency basis, which means that you won’t have to pay anything if one of our lawyers don’t win your case for you.