Social Security Questions? Ask a Social Security Expert
The current law is that if you perform work that is deemed to be "substantial gainful activity, you would be disqualified from receiving benefits during that period. It is up to you to provide evidence to Social Security Administration that you did not perform such activity and even if you did, the activity was only temporary and that your benefits should not be discontinued. Unfortunately, the best way to handle this issue is to go to your local office of Social Security Administration with your work history and evidence of earnings so that Social Security Administration Claims Specialist would put the information in the system and get your records straight. You should also apply for reconsideration of the overpayment determination.
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