If you receive Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits, and Social Security pays you more than you're entitled to, it's called an "overpayment." Social Security overpayments are usually due to one of the following:
If Social Security overpays you and discovers the error, you'll receive a notice of the overpayment. If you have a lawyer or nonlawyer representative, Social Security will also notify them of the overpayment. The notice will include:
Read on to learn more about how Social Security collects overpayments and your rights and responsibilities when the SSA says you've been paid too much.