POLITICS + GOVERNMENT

Social Security sending collection notices to recipients for overpayments

Sep 18, 2023, 9:15 AM | Updated: 11:01 am

social security check shown, people are being sent collection notices about their checks...

In this Feb. 11, 2005 file photo, trays of printed social security checks wait to be mailed from the U.S. Treasury's Financial Management services facility in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Bradley C Bower, File)

(AP Photo/Bradley C Bower, File)

SALT LAKE CITY — In a move that could financially ruin people relying on Social Security Income, the federal government is sending collection notices to hundreds of thousands of recipients who were mistakenly paid too much.

In Ohio, a kitchen worker at a nursing home who has CP, said she got a notice to pay back 60k — in Georgia a police officer who was shot in the face and now is on disability benefits said he got a demand letter for $30k.

Dave and Dujanovic spoke with KSL Legal Analyst Greg Skordas on what course of legal action may be possible if you face a collection notice:

 

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Social Security sending collection notices to recipients for overpayments