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SSI Overpayments

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Education for Justice
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SSA is not collecting on some overpayments. But it is not automatic. You need to talk to them.
Call your local SSA office and ask.

An overpayment means that you got more SSI money than you were supposed to. This can happen because you or Social Security makes a mistake. Even if it was their fault, Social Security can ask you to pay back the money.