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Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial, Social Security & Tax advice since 1986
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Social Security sent me a letter and said I was overpaid

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Social Security sent me a letter and said I was overpaid between from Jan. 2014 to May 2014 and now they are withholding one third of my monthly check to get what they say I was overpaid. I totally disagree. I was not overpaid at all. How can I handle this type of problem?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

Hello Charles. My name's Lane. I can help here.

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Social Security most CERTAINLY makes appointments ... as a matter of fact my firm reccommends calling the phone line (yes, you'll have to curl up with a good book and wait a while - we find that calling early - the phone center is open from 7:00am to 7:00pm - tues through thursday works best) to set an appointment.

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You can see this from Social Security here: https://faq.ssa.gov/link/portal/34011/34019/Article/3881/How-do-I-schedule-reschedule-or-cancel-an-appointment

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"How do I schedule an appointment with Social Security?

If you do not want to apply for benefits online, or you need to speak to us for any other reason, you can schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment by: Calling us at 1-***-***-**** (TTY 1-***-***-****) between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday..."

Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

Another option is to try to go to a different field office. In MY clients' experience, when they simply walk into the office they sit all day, only to come out with an appointment for another day.

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Here's a site where you can enter different zip codes to see the closes local office:

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https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp

Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

Finally, here's what Social Security says about sending them mail:

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If you have a problem, you should first contact your local office or call our 800 number.
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If you still need additional help, you may write to the Office of Public Inquiries. Please include your Social Security number or claim number whenever you write to us.

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Social Security Administration
Office of Public Inquiries
1100 West High Rise *****
Baltimore, MD 21235

Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

Please let me know if you have any questions at all, before rating me

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If this HAS helped, and you DON’T have other questions … I'd appreciate a positive rating (using the stars or faces on your screen, and then clicking “submit") ... Otherwise I receive no crediting for the work here.

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Thank you!

Lane

I hold a law degree, with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA, with specialization in financial accounting & tax, a BBA, and CFP & CRPS designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice, since 1986.