Social Security and SSI Overpayments — Appeals and Waivers

October 1, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Meghan Rankins

What is Charlotte Triage?

Charlotte Triage is a state and nationally recognized volunteer recruitment program that collaborates with Charlotte Center for Legal advocacy and Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte to bring the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community together and address some of the most critical legal problems impacting economic mobility in the county.

Social Security Overpayments

An overpayment occurs when the Social Security Administration (SSA) provides recipients with more supplemental income than their disability or work status allows. SSA will reduce or stop recipients’ benefits to recover payments, even if recipients rely on these payments for living expenses. Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy requests volunteers to assist elderly and disabled people with appealing overpayments, requesting waivers, and negotiating reduced payment rates.

Who: Lawyers, paralegals, and other legal professionals.

When: October 1st, 2020

Where: Register via eventbrite

Preserving social security and supplemental security income improves healthcare and income support for seniors and disabled people.During a global pandemic when income security and healthcare access to basic needs is crucial, overpayment appeals,and waivers enable clients to maintain their livelihoods.


Douglas Sea, Attorney, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy

Ellen Hamilton, Paralegal-Advocate, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy