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Social Security says I was overpaid by 15 000 in my first

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Social Security says I was overpaid by 15 000 in my first year of retirement 14,000 because I received 7000 in wages, was then laid off 2/12/14. I began taking SS at age 64
IN 2014, Received 27,000 in severance and a 16,000 bonus earned in 2013 but paid in 2014. Received 3300 in unemployment.
I thought severance, unemployment and bonus were not considered income in year 1 of retirement.
Also, For the last 5 months, of my first year receiving SS retirement I earned less than 1290, so those should be eligible full retirement months.
I have a reconsideration meeting with them Jan 12. How can I best justify not re-paying
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 11 months ago.

Is your question whether this is so?: "I thought severance, unemployment and bonus were not considered income in year 1 of retirement."