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Produced by Attorney Laura Gallant, Northeast Justice Center
Created June 2016

An overpayment happens if Social Security pays you too much SSI or SSDI. Social Security will send you a letter telling you that you have an overpayment. The letter should tell you:

  • how much you have been overpaid,
  • how the overpayment happened,
  • the dates the overpayment happened,
  • how you can repay the overpayment,
  • and your rights to appeal the overpayment and to request a waiver of the overpayment.

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