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?
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.