Social security overpayments have some in Washington scrambling to pay back thousands

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  • Source: KIRO 7 News
  • 09/20/2023
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Last week we told you about the Social Security Administration overpaying recipients a total of $21 billion nationally.

Now the government wants its money back and families across the country are saying they can’t come up with the cash. KIRO 7′s Jesse Jones investigated how this issue is impacting the most vulnerable families.

When Lori Cochran received the alarming letter from the Social Security Administration notifying her she owed $27k, she was in shock.

“When I was reading it for the first time, I was having heart palpitations because I was like oh my gosh, $27,000? They’re going to expect me to pay that back?”

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