Social Security Questions? Ask a Social Security Expert
If you received a phone call then that was not from the IRS.
"There are clear warning signs about these scams, which continue at high levels throughout the nation,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
“Taxpayers should remember their first contact with the IRS will not be a call from out of the blue, but through official correspondence sent through the mail. A big red flag for these scams are angry, threatening calls from people who say they are from the IRS and urging immediate payment. This is not how we operate. People should hang up immediately and contact TIGTA or the IRS.”
The IRS would send you a number of letters before they levied any income (yes they can attach some SS benefits).
All taxpayers with outstanding tax debts are subject to a levy on assets and income sources, including Social Security benefits. There are two ways the IRS may levy upon your Social Security benefits – via the automated Federal Payment Levy Program (FPLP) or by a manual (non-FPLP) levy.
Checking back with you to make sure you understand that the IRS does not call you and make statements like that. Please post in this thread below.