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  • Welfare Fraud

    Answers to common questions about welfare fraud and important information that you should know if you are being accused of welfare fraud. Publication #7116EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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  • DSHS and HCA Overpayments: What is “Equitable Estoppel”?

    7912EN - Read this if DSHS sends you a notice saying you owe them money (an overpayment) because they gave you benefits they should not have and the overpayment was not your fault, and you cannot afford to repay it. You should ask for an administrative hearing. You have a legal defense against the overpayment. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Fighting a Food Assistance Overpayment

    Use this when the Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS) notifies you of a food assistance overpayment. “Food assistance” includes basic food, FAP, or WASHCAP assistance. #7304EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Fighting an Overpayment of Cash or Medical Assistance

    Use this when the Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS) or Health Care Authority (HCA) notifies you of a cash or medical overpayment. An overpayment is when you get benefits you are not eligible for according to DSHS or HCA rules. Publication #7104EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Fighting an SSI or SSDI Overpayment Notice

    Is the Social Security Administration charging you with an overpayment? If so, Social Security believes that you got benefits when you were not eligible to get them. They must notify you in writing of the overpayment before they may take any money from your check. You may take four different actions if you get an overpayment notice. Publication #7403EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • SSDI Overpayments: What to do if you get a Notice of Overpayment from Social Security

    This free online class is for people who got a Notice of Overpayment from the Social Security Administration (SSA). A Notice of Overpayment is a letter that says you owe Social Security money. The notice may say Social Security is going to take some or all of your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) check to repay what you owe. Read More

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    Learnthelaw.org
  • SSI Overpayments: What to do if you get a Notice of Overpayment from Social Security

    This free online class is for people who got a Notice of Overpayment from the Social Security Administration (SSA). A Notice of Overpayment is a letter that says you owe Social Security money. The notice may say that Social Security is going to take some of your SSI check to repay what you owe. Read More

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    Learnthelaw.org
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