Social Security's $20 Billion Error Raises Questions in Congress

Posted on AllSides October 3rd, 2023
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General News, Social Security, Overpayments

Members of Congress are demanding answers after it was revealed the Social Security Administration is trying to claw back $20 billion in overpayments.

The SSA regained $4.7 billion of overpayments during the 2022 fiscal year, but ended the year with $21.6 billion still outstanding, according to a report by agency's inspector general.

Social Security benefits are paid to people who have retired, people who are disabled and the survivors of workers who have died. For many, the payments make up the bulk of their income and some recipients have told Newsweek of their fears after being sent...

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