The cross-program recovery notice, whether for an SSI award or posteligibility, will
be system-generated and will include the following paragraphs. (It will also include
standard paragraphs with information such as the right to appeal the decision, Medicaid
information, who to contact with questions, etc.)
Reduction to Collect
Social Security Overpayment
When you/they received Social Security benefits in the past, you/they received more than you/they should have. Our records show that you still
owe us MONEY FILL. Congress passed a law that permits us to collect Social Security overpayments by
withholding from your/their SSI payments. We have withheld MONEY FILL from the SSI you
were underpaid to collect the MONEY FILL that you
Do You Think That You
Not Owe This Money?
You may ask us to review our finding that you still
owe SSI/Social Security/SSI and Social Security money. You may have evidence to show that you/they already paid some or all of the money or that we previously waived collection of
it. If so, give us this evidence when you ask for review. We will review the evidence
you give us and the information we have. We will send you a letter with our decision.
If we find that you
do not owe us this amount, then we will correct our records.
For more information on requesting review, see "If You Disagree With The Decision"
If You Think
Shouldn't Have To Pay Us Back
You/They may not have to pay us back. Sometimes we can waive the collection of an overpayment,
which means you/they won't have to pay us back. For us to waive the collection of the overpayment, two
things have to be true:
It wasn't your/their fault that you/they got too much SSI/Social Security/SSI and
Social Security money.
Paying us back would mean you/they can't pay your/their bills for food, clothing, housing, medical care or other necessary expenses, or it
would be unfair for some other reason.
If you think these are true about you/them, contact any Social Security office. You can ask for waiver at any time by completing
the waiver form and returning it to us. The form is called “Request for Waiver of
Recovery or Change in Repayment Rate”, Form SSA-632. We will be happy to help you
fill out the form. If you request waiver, we may need a statement of your/their
assets and monthly income and expenses.
We will stop withholding benefits while we consider your waiver request. If we can’t
approve your request for waiver, we will contact you to schedule a time for you to
review your/their folder and a time to have a personal conference. At the conference, you can explain
why you think you/they shouldn’t have to pay us back.