Los Angeles County SSI and SSDI Overpayments and Benefits Cessation
Dealing with a Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) overpayment can be frustrating. It can also be costly. The Social Security Administration can determine retroactively that it has overpaid you thousands of dollars in benefits, creating an enormous financial hardship for you when it seeks to recover that money.
At the Law Office of Jerry Persky in Los Angeles, we can help you deal with SSDI and SSI overpayments. We can also help you appeal cessation of your disability benefits by Social Security. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions.
What Is a Social Security Overpayment?
An overpayment simply means that you received more money than you were entitled to. The most common cause of an overpayment is continuing to receive benefits after you go back to work. Social Security has a trial work program that does not cause you to lose benefits immediately. However, if you continue to work past the trial period and Social Security fails to stop your benefits, you may receive overpayments, even if you notified Social Security that you were working.
Under SSI, you can receive an overpayment if you failed to disclose assets or income when applying.
Can I Appeal an Overpayment or Benefits Cessation?
You can appeal an overpayment or benefits cessation. In addition, you can seek a waiver for an overpayment for the following reasons:
- You weren't at fault for withholding information or lying.
- Repaying the overpayment would create a financial hardship, which is defined as being unable to meet basic needs.
- It would be against equity and good conscience for the Social Security Administration to recover the overpayment.
Free Attorney Consultation
To discuss Social Security overpayments and cessation of benefits in Los Angeles with a lawyer at our firm, call 800-493-1449 or fill out the contact form on this website. Se habla español. We also speak Farsi.