The Social Security Administration has a variety of programs that are meant to assist you in rejoining the workforce. For instance, the Trial Work Period program permits you to collect your Social Security compensation while you begin a career. If your employment attempt is ineffective, you do not lose your compensation and you do not have to begin the benefits claim all over.
However, the Social Security Administration can occasionally be a bit careless with its bookkeeping. If you are receiving a disability check and you start to ease back into the workforce, you need to be cautious that you are not being overcompensated.
If you are employed, your company will submit income and earnings data to the Social Security Administration and the IRS. The computers at the Social Security Administration will cross match your Social Security number with its records of benefits recipients and any overcompensation will eventually be discovered.
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If you have recently received notification from the Social Security Administration regarding an overpayment and an order to pay back the extra money you accidentally received, it is crucial to take action as soon as possible.
If the Social Security Administration is truly at fault, you can pursue an appeal of the overcompensation decision and request a hearing. If the Social Security Administration is accurate in its calculations, there is a process where you can request a waiver of overpayment recovery or a modification in repayment rate.