You are here: Home Government ... Overpayment of ... If The Overpayment Is ...
Information about all aspects of finances affected by a serious health condition. Includes income sources such as work, investments, and private and government disability programs, and expenses such as medical bills, and how to deal with financial problems.
Information about all aspects of health care from choosing a doctor and treatment, staying safe in a hospital, to end of life care. Includes how to obtain, choose and maximize health insurance policies.
Answers to your practical questions such as how to travel safely despite your health condition, how to avoid getting infected by a pet, and what to say or not say to an insurance company.

Overpayment of Gov't Benefits

If The Overpayment Is From SSI

Next » « Previous


Social Security is more flexible in its repayment procedures with overpayments under SSI than it is with Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) since the beneficiary has already proven a need for the income.

Overpayments of less than $500 from SSI can actually be waived or erased at your local Social Security field office. You will need to show the hardship repayment would cause.

If this describes your situation:

  • Call your local office and make an appointment to apply for a waiver.
  • Take any documentation to show the hardship repayment will cause -- such as a budget showing monthly expenses compared to your income and liquid assets. Bank statements are good documentation about liquid assets.
  • Ask whether you will be required to complete the Request for Waiver form (see Request for a Waiver of Overpayment Recovery). Some offices handle small waivers more informally.

You may file both a reconsideration appealing the overpayment as being incorrect at the same time you file a Request for Waiver of Overpayment Recovery form. By filing both, you're saying, "I don't really owe an overpayment but if you don't agree, you should not make me repay it anyway." See Forms To Use If You Receive An Overpayment.

Please share how this information is useful to you. 0 Comments


Post a Comment Have something to add to this topic? Contact Us.

Characters remaining:

  • Allowed markup: <a> <i> <b> <em> <u> <s> <strong> <code> <pre> <p>
    All other tags will be stripped.