Is there a statue of limitations for SS requesting overpayments of SSI from a surviving spouse?
My father passed away in 08/09 and my mom just received a notice from Social Security that he was overpaid back in 03/87. That is 22 years ago, isn't there a statue of limitations?
Answered 7 years ago|
It does seem to be a long time. I would advise you to consult a Social Security attorney in your area. I don't know all the facts of your case. But the attorney, after reviewing your case, can determine what your legal options are and whether or not your mother can be held responsible for the overpayment. It sounds like a mistake in the record-keeping.
The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you go to AttorneyPages.com
and retain an attorney to represent you.