Chicago Social Security Disability Attorneys

Illinois SSDI Overpayment Lawyers

In some situations, you may receive social security overpayments. It is your responsibility to return the full amount of overpayment to the Social Security Administration upon receiving notification of the overpayment. Failure to do so can result in serious consequences. If, however, you do not believe that you have been overpaid, you can dispute the overpayment notice.

Causes of Overpayment

Overpayments of SSI benefits frequently occur because you have failed to notify the Social Security Administration of one of the following events:

        • Income has increased or is greater than estimated
        • Change in living situation
        • Change in marital status
        • Value of assets and resources has increased or is greater than estimated
        • Medical condition has improved and you are no longer disabled

What To Do If You Have Been Overpaid

If you have received a notice of overpayment from the Social Security Administration, you must make a full refund of the overpayment within 30 days or, if you do not believe that you have been overpaid, you may file a request for reconsideration within 10 days. If you fail to make a full refund or file a request for reconsideration within the appropriate time limits, the Social Security Administration will withhold 10% of your social security benefits in order to repay the overpayment.

If You Disagree with the Notice of Overpayment

If you have received an overpayment notification but do not believe that you have been overpaid, you may wish to consult with the experienced Chicago social security benefits attorneys at Ankin Law Offices, LLC. If you do not believe that you have been overpaid, you may file a request for reconsideration but you must do so within 10 days of the date of the overpayment notice so you should not delay in contacting one of our skilled Illinois social security overpayment attorneys.

On the other hand, if you believe that you may have been overpaid but it was through no fault of your own, but rather due to a mistake made by the Social Security Administration, you may file a request for a waiver of overpayment. In order for you to prevail, you must show that it was not your fault that you were overpaid and that you are unable to repay the money back because it is needed for ordinary living expenses.

Reconsiderations and waivers of repayment are difficult to prove and you should seek the advice and guidance of the skilled Chicago social security overpayment attorneys at Ankin Law Offices if you wish to dispute a notice of overpayment. Because of the strict time limitations imposed by a notice of overpayment, you should contact one of our skilled Chicago social security disability attorneys immediately to discuss your social security overpayment.

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