Dec 14, 2014

When You Don't Know What Else To Say, Just Use The Old Pending Litigation Dodge

     From the Washington Post:
The Social Security Administration, which announced in April that it would stop trying to collect debts from the children of people who were allegedly overpaid benefits decades ago, has continued to demand such payments and now defends that practice in court documents. 
But although some people whose refunds were seized were reimbursed in recent months, some of those same taxpayers have since received new demands from Social Security, asserting that the debts remain and seeking repayment. ... 
Asked to explain the about-face, Social Security officials said they would respond only to written questions. Late Friday, four days after The Post provided questions, the agency issued this statement from spokesman Mark Hinkle: “We are finalizing our review of the Treasury offset program, but cannot discuss specifics due to the pending litigation.”


Anonymous said...

As an Agency employee, I find this extremely embarrassing. Why don't we bring back poor houses as well. We are so incompetent when it comes to processing over payments, we should be barred from attempting to collect them without adequate notice and some standard of minimum evidence to prove our cases in this matter.

Sounds like potential to a class action to me.

Anonymous said...

In spite of what the regulations say, the Agency is rarely without fault.

Anonymous said...

Pay (back) the $2