Social Security sent me a letter saying I have an overpayment. What do I do?

Back

If you think the overpayment is wrong, you may file an appeal. You must file an appeal within 60 days of receiving the overpayment notice.

If you agree there was an overpayment but think it was not your fault, you may ask for a waiver of paying back the overpayment.

You may appeal and/or ask for a waiver by any of the following methods:

  • Go to your local Social Security Office
  • Call your local Social Security Office
  • Call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213

Next Steps

Contact Legal Aid right away.

Public Benefits
photo
Legal Aid’s Tax Practice Ensures Financial Stability for Clients
Cleveland Legal Aid's LITC is led by senior attorney Susan Morgenstern, who is nationally recognized for her advocacy on behalf of low-income taxpayers.

Read More

Learn more about Legal Aid's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic.

photo
Board Member Profile: Aaron O’Brien, Esq.
Mr. O'Brien is proud to work for BakerHostetler, a firm that understands "the value of service and community."

Read More

Learn more about Legal Aid's Board of Directors.

photo
Legal Aid saves family home and 51 years of memories
Mrs. Gaughan was put in a difficult position, having to juggle tending to her husband in his ailing health and dealing with a foreclosure.

Read More

Learn more about Legal Aid's consumer practice.

photo
Volunteer and Partner Profile
It creates a more powerful sense of helping, dealing with someone who is on the edge with nowhere else to turn.

Read More

Learn more about Legal Aid's Volunteer Lawyers Program.

  • photo1
  • photo1
  • photo1
  • photo1