SSA Overpayment Webinar Success

By Hilary Leland, Managing Attorney, Georgia Senior Legal Hotline/Relative Caregiver Hotline

The day after listening to a Social Security overpayment webinar presented by Mike Walters of ProSeniors, Georgia Senior Legal Hotline Managing Attorney Hilary Leland had the opportunity to apply what she learned to a new senior’s case.  Eighty-three year old Barbara told Leland that she had received notice of an almost $9,000 Social Security overpayment.  After consulting at length with Walters, Leland was able to explain to Barbara that she had a number of valid defenses to the overpayment.  One of those defenses was a bar from recovery based on the rules of administrative finality.  With the help of her grandson, Barbara presented her case to the hearing officer.  A few weeks later, she received notice that the Social Security Administration was waiving the entire overpayment.

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