Overpayments and Title II and SSI Benefits


Overpayments continue to pose a substantial obstacle to beneficiaries who are attempting to return to the work force. Overpayments occur in both the Social Security Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income programs. How overpayments occur and what a beneficiary can do about them are the questions that will be answered during this presentation. Along with examining the overpayment process, participants will also learn specific strategies to assist overpaid beneficiaries and support them in resolving this issue.

Key Topics

  • Causes of Overpayments
  • Who is Liable
  • Reconsideration of An Overpayment
  • Waiver of an Overpayment
  • Reconsideration or Waiver
  • Administrative Waivers
  • After an unfavorable decision – now what?

Special Features

This informational seminar provides basic information pertaining to benefits overpayments using lecture, PowerPoint and opportunity for question and answer. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Who Will Benefit

Any individual who is responsible for assisting a beneficiary in maneuvering the complexity of federal entitlements when returning to work will benefit from this program. This includes attorneys, advocates, social workers, case managers, rehabilitation workers and job placement personnel.