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
Watch our March 2012 webinar, "Preventing and Managing Overpayments: A Webinar for Social Security Disability Beneficiaries" to learn more!