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This article will describe: how overpayments occur; SSA’s notice requirements when they advise recipients of alleged overpayments; how the beneficiary or advocate submits a request for reconsideration or waiver; how to avoid overpayments through timely reporting of income and other events; tips for evaluating the merits of a potential request for reconsideration or waiver; and how to establish the right to a waiver where “without fault” and “hardship” must be shown.


Suggested Citation
Sheldon, J., & Lopez-Soto, E. (2009). Overpayments and the return to work: A practical guide for benefits planners and advocates (NY Makes Work Pay Policy to Practice Brief #6). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, Employment and Disability Institute

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