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Megan C
Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Category: Social Security
Satisfied Customers: 16580
Experience:  Licensed CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA M.Accy Also Teach Accounting courses at Master's Level
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I started collecting SS 6 yrs ago. In 2007 I applied for

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I started collecting SS 6 yrs ago. In 2007 I applied for my husband's (who died in 1998) which was considerably higher than mine and was informed he owed $16,000 in SSI payments which he had received while on disability. I am now wondering if I can re-apply for his retirement benefits by paying off his debt of $16,000.

Megan C :

I realize you have a question about social security. My goal is to provide you with excellent service, and help you better understand your options.

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If the overpayment of $16,000 is repaid, then benefits can resume under your husband's earnings record

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You can read more about SSI overpayments, here: http://www.disabilityrightsca.org/pubs/542101.html

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ok thank you.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I'm concerned about credit card info. Is it held or deleted?

Thanks for your follow up. I will contact customer service to make sure they delete your credit card information. Thanks!

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

what would the procedure be to apply for my husband's retirement benefits?

You will call 1-800-772-1213 or visit your local office. Thanks, Linda
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

thanks for your quick response.