Social Security Administration says they overpaid a Chicago couple after the husband suffered 105 days in the hospital due to a pancreatic disease. Although the couple did everything by the book, the Government does not care. They were still sent a bill to pay back the money. As a result of the overpayment, the couple now owes a whopping $51,887 and they have just 30 days to pay it.
The husband-and-wife team are both 62 years old and work fairly middle-of-the-road jobs, at best. The husband is paid $16 per hour as security at an apartment complex and the wife works as an occupational therapy assistant at a nursing home. Obviously, such a large amount of money would be impossible for them to pay, especially in just 30 days. In a sit-down interview with CBS 60 Minutes, the wife says she fears they will lose their home over something that was completely the fault of the Federal Government.
Social Security recipients struggle to pay back agency after overpayments | 60 Minutes – CBS News
Yashar Ali 🐘 on X: “This is so cruel. A Chicago couple was stunned to learn they owed Social Security $51,887 and were expected to pay it back in 30 days. The reason? Social Security mistakenly overpaid them. @andersoncooper reports https://t.co/WlRaI9y03n” / X