Don’t Send Money to Social Security Unless Asked To Do So
Sending unsolicited money to Social Security for any reason is almost sure to result in difficulties. “Unsolicited” means you may have concluded you owe them money and take it upon yourself to send it back, but this should never be done unless Social Security specifically asks you to viaf an Overpayment Notice.
An “overpayment notice” from Social Security means that they believe they have overpaid benefits to you, and they want that money back. That might be because your earnings from work exceeded the limit imposed for collecting benefits before your full retirement age, or as a result of any number of other less obvious things. Sometimes you may agree with Social Security’s overpayment notice; other times you may not. In any case, you should never blindly send money to Social Security, as this article by retired Social Security employee Tom Margenau, appearing in The Arizona Star’s tucson.com website, explains. Click here to read more.
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