Apr 29, 2014

Why Did Social Security Seize The Tax Refunds Of The Children Of People Who Had Been Overpaid Decades Earlier?

     I think that conflating overpayments with fraud had more than a little to do with this. Fraud usually creates an overpayment but most overpayments aren't the result of fraud.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"...most overpayments aren't the result of fraud."

[citation needed]

Also, maybe not the legal definition of fraud, but a lot of overpayments sure are caused by a failure of people to report their own work activity, coming into money, or the same for a spouse or family member.