Reporting and Preventing Overpayments
An overpayment occurs when Social Security pays someone more in benefits than they should have been paid.
Here are a few steps you can take to protect your earnings by avoiding overpayments:
- Actively safeguard your earnings by keeping your information up-to-date with Social Security
- Report when you start and stop working and if you change your hours or rate of pay
- Report if you have a change in living arrangements or your resources, such as buying a car, opening a new bank account or adding to an existing one
- If you receive Supplemental Security Income, you may be eligible to report your earnings using Social Security's SSI Telephone Wage Reporting (SSITWR) or SSI Mobile Wage Reporting (SSIMWR) system