What is an overpayment?

Overpayments are created by a variety of events, such as work activity, benefit cessation, termination of entitlement, or possibly a computational error. Overpayments may be resolved through the waiver process, payment arrangements, or even a reconsideration of the overpayment. Individuals who have been notified of an overpayment should contact their local Social Security office to determine the cause of the overpayment, and to ascertain which method would best resolve the overpayment.

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  • Social Security Retirement Questions

    Additional Social Security Retirement Questions

  • Will I get cost of living increases when I am on Social Security retirement?

  • How can I get an estimate of what my Social Security retirement benefits will be?

  • Is Social Security retirement guaranteed to keep up with the cost of inflation?

  • What should I take with me when I go to apply for Social Security retirement?