Is the Social Security Administration ("SSA") charging you with an overpayment? If so, they believe you received benefits when you should not have. This can happen if you failed to report income to SSA, or if SSA didn't take your income into account in determining if you were eligible for benefits.
*Tip: To help avoid an overpayment, remember to report changes that may affect your eligibility for benefits no later than 10 days after the end of month that the change happened.
For SSI, some changes include changes in income, resources, and/or household size. For SSDI, some changes include going back to work.
SSA must tell you in writing about the overpayment before they take any money from your check or try to recover (get back) the overpayment in other ways.
If you get an overpayment notice, you can:
Appeal the overpayment, and/or
Ask for a waiver