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Unfortunately, although filing for child support is a condition of eligibility for TANF, it is not so for the SSI program. TANF recipients must assign the right to any child support collected to the TANF agency, while SSI recipients are required to report this income to SSA. Despite these differences in program design, both programs operate in fundamentally similar ways, using child support payments to offset benefits.
Your mother can request a waiver of the overpayment. An overpayment is when you receive more money for a month than the amount you should have been paid. The SSA will generally reduce future payments by the overpayment amount reducing the benefits in the future months till repaid.
If they grant her a waiver, she will not have to repay all or part of the overpayment. She may have to submit bills and receipts showing her expenses but SSA will let her know.
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