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How do I know if I have an overpayment?

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed March 2023

DTA will send you a Notice of Overpayment. The Notice will include a Repayment Agreement. You do not have to sign the Repayment Agreement. Talk with an advocate before you agree to sign this. You also have a right to appeal the Notice of Overpayment within 90 days. See How quickly will DTA increase my SNAP if my income decreases or my expenses increase?

If you think DTA made a mistake in charging you with an overpayment or the amount, you can file an appeal. See How do I file an appeal to get a fair hearing? Contact Legal Services if DTA said you were overpaid SNAP. See Appendix E.

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