[Colorado-talk] Help with Straightening Out an SSI Repayment Mishap?
bealcorgi at aol.com
Fri Jun 6 18:56:01 UTC 2014
The young lady has a right to file an appeal. First, I would request a copy of her previous history with Social Security. Then I would encourage her to set an appointment with Social Security for later in the month. Since you are in the Springs, I can help you prepare your appeal. What you need to know first, however, is for what quarters or years are they saying she is overpaid.
For a while Jeff Henderson was doing appeals through the Independence Center but about the time you got sick Jeff left the center. I haven't checked their web site to see how they are coming along as far as replacing him. You mgiht do that yourself. Also, I would like to hear from you directly. Call me at (719) 232-7663. I sp4end a lot of time going back and forth between here and Pueblo but I w\really want to talk with you further and see your documentation in order to help you and her plan an appeal.
bealcorgi at aol.com
From: Everett Gavel via Colorado-talk <colorado-talk at nfbnet.org>
To: colorado-talk <colorado-talk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Wed, Jun 4, 2014 3:02 pm
Subject: [Colorado-talk] Help with Straightening Out an SSI Repayment Mishap?
With no names needing to be mentioned here, I'm
asking for help or leads on how you would proceed
in dealing with SSI and Social Security, when they
have just told a young adult here in the springs
that she must pay back something like $14,000.
This young adult recently found out her extended
family bought her savings bonds (worth $1700) when
she was a child. She's an adult now and has been
given them, and mentioned them to Social Security
at some point when asked of such things. Those
bonds, plus a recent FAFSA payment into her
account to pay for her semester, supposedly put
her a couple hundred over the limit, and now they
are telling this young adult that she must pay
back $14,0000. Her only income thus far has ever
been SSI, she hasn't yet had a paying job and is
currently a full-time college student. They've
been sending her in circles not giving any answers
in person, at all, and requesting more and more
paperwork and past records of her bank account. On
top of that 2 different local reps have told her
the limit was 2 different amounts. One said $2k,
and 1 said $3k. Now this latest assessment says
she must simply pay back $14k. Not to mention the
fact that they stopped paying her her monthly
check a couple months ago. Can anyone offer some
serious help here? This seems ludicrous. If you
can help, please contact me off-list. Thanks.
Blessings to Your Efforts!
everett at everettgavel.com
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