Apr 14, 2014

Press Release On Overpayment Collections

     A press release issued by the Social Security Administration:
Statement of Carolyn W. Colvin
Acting Commissioner of Social Security
“I have directed an immediate halt to further referrals under the Treasury Offset Program to recover debts owed to the agency that are 10 years old and older pending a thorough review of our responsibility and discretion under the current law to refer debt to the Treasury Department.
If any Social Security or Supplemental Security Income beneficiary believes they have been incorrectly assessed with an overpayment under this program, I encourage them to request an explanation or seek options to resolve the overpayment.”
     But, what about collecting these ancient alleged overpayments by offsetting benefit payments? I don't see how that's any less of a problem.

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