Social Security 2023: Can You Be Asked To Pay Back Past Benefits?

Martha Shedden, president and co-founder of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts, said that there are two particular scenarios that are common reasons for overpayment. The first is “working while claiming early benefits (between age 62 and full retirement age),” she said. “There are specific limits on earnings allowed in this age group, and Social Security benefits will be withheld if over those amounts. If the SSA does not know of your income, when they eventually see it reported, they will send an overpayment notice.”

Published by Pamela Kweller, RSSA®

Pamela Kweller is the Content & Community Manager at RSSA. She is also certified as a Registered Social Security Analyst®. The mission of RSSA is to help Americans get the maximum Social Security income they have earned, enabling them to enjoy their lives more fully. Contact Pamela: