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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts

    This is no joke. When I married my x-husband we received a letter from SSA asking for a large sum of money to be paid back to them. Then it happened to his brother. They had lost their father when they were just very young little boys and the SSA claimed they had been overpaid.

    A few weeks ago, with no notice, the U.S. government intercepted Mary Grice’s tax refunds from both the IRS and the state of Maryland. Grice had no idea that Uncle Sam had seized her money until some days later, when she got a letter saying that her refund had gone to satisfy an old debt to the government — a very old debt.

    When Grice was 4, back in 1960, her father died, leaving her mother with five children to raise. Until the kids turned 18, Sadie Grice got survivor benefits from Social Security to help feed and clothe them.
    Now, Social Security claims it overpaid someone in the Grice family — it’s not sure who — in 1977. After 37 years of silence, four years after Sadie Grice died, the government is coming after her daughter. Why the feds chose to take Mary’s money, rather than her surviving siblings’, is a mystery.
    Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts - The Washington Post

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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Re: Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts

    Good news!
    The Social Security Administration announced Monday that it will immediately cease efforts to collect on taxpayers’ debts to the government that are more than 10 years old.

    The action comes after The Washington Post reported that the government was seizing state and federal tax refunds that were on their way to about 400,000 Americans who had relatives who owed money to the Social Security agency. In many cases, the people whose refunds were intercepted had never heard of any debt, and the debts dated as far back as the middle of the past century.
    Social Security stops trying to collect on old debts by seizing tax refunds - The Washington Post

 

 

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