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Apr 15, 2014

Update to the Feds’ Seizure of Tax Refunds from Relatives to Recover Claimed Social Security Benefit Overpayments Made More than Ten Years Ago

The Social Security Administration has just announced that it has suspended efforts to recoup overpayments of benefits it claims to have made more than ten years ago while it reviews its “. . . responsibility and discretion under current law.”  See more here.

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Apr 14, 2014

The Debts of the Parents are Paid by their Children; Like It or Not

Although children aren’t generally responsible for their parents’ debts, the rule apparently doesn’t apply when the federal government wants to collect.

As Marc Fisher recently reported in the Washington Post here, since 2011 when the federal government repealed the ten year statute of limitations applicable to governmental claims for overpayments of benefits, the government has enthusiastically pursued collection of old debts; often seizing tax refunds from children for overpayments the feds claim were made … Read more