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Topic: Social Security Disability

Tip: If you work while receiving Social Security disability, and you make too much money, Social Security will stop your benefit payment. Social Security will also make you PAY BACK everything starting from the month you made too much money to the present, which could be years. People often owe Social Security thousands of dollars.

If this happens, you can Appeal the overpayment or Request a Waiver:

  • Appeal if you feel you were not overpaid, or you disagree with the amount due. You can file an appeal of the overpayment decision within 60 days of the overpayment notice.
  • Request a Waiver if you feel you were not at fault for causing the overpayment and if it would cause financial hardship. There is no time limit for filing this waiver.

Very few attorneys help with overpayment issues and you will not have many options. If you find yourself in this situation, contact your Congressman or Senator to see if they can help. You can find your members of Congress here: https://www.congress.gov/members/find-your-member