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Hi - my name is ***** ***** I'm a lawyer in Mississippi. I'll be glad to assist.
The bot***** *****ne is that you're not an employee and have no employment benefits (there aren't many, anyway, in Mississippi). Also, if you don't have a written contract as an independent contractor with this contractor, you're obviously not entitled to any work or guarantee of future work. Thus, there's not much you can do about this guy and how he may react to this issue.
But, if you have a 1099, that should prove all of the income you had from this guy and would really negate the need to talk to him.....but obviously, they have some motivation.
In any event, the agency will likely offer to allow her/you to repay the overpayment over time and avoid any other penalties.
That's the main objective at this juncture......just do what you can to resolve the benefit overpayments as that's really all you can control.