You may have gone back to work after being disabled and receiving benefits through Social Security. The Social Security Administration has just sent you a letter informing you that you received more in benefits than you deserved and they will now be garnishing your wages to repay that amount. You are probably asking, “How can I stop Social Security Administration from garnishing my wages?”
How can I stop Social Security Administration from garnishing my wages?
If this has happened to you there are some steps that you can take to prevent the Social Security Administration from garnishing your wages if you act quickly.
What can I do to prevent SSA from garnishing my wages?
If you have received a letter telling you that your wages are going to be garnished in order to repay an overpayment, you can call the toll free number that appears on your billing statement. By doing this you will be able to make repayment arrangements that will not involve your employer.
How quickly do I need to act?
You will need to act as soon as you receive the letter informing you of the overpayment. If you wait until your employer receives notice that SSA will be garnishing your wages it is probably too late unless you will be repaying that overpayment immediately and in full.
How much can be garnished from my wages?
The SSA has the right to have an employer deduct as much as 15% of your wages after deductions in order to satisfy this debt. To prevent this from happening you should follow the suggestion above for how can I stop Social Security Administration from garnishing my wages?