To ask for reconsideration, fill out and file Form SSA-561-U2 with Social Security. On the form, explain
- why you think you have not been overpaid, or
- why you think the amount is wrong.
Attach a copy of your proof that you reported the income, resources, or change in household or living arrangements. Save a copy of your proof for yourself.
On the form, you will have to say how you want the case to be handled. You can ask for a case review, an informal conference, or a formal conference.
- A case review means a Social Security worker will look at your file again and make a decision about whether you have to pay back the money.
- In an informal conference, you meet with a Social Security worker to go over your file. You’ll be able to explain what happened, and you can give Social Security new information about your situation. You can bring other people with you to help explain your case.
- A formal conference is more like a court hearing. You’ll present your case, and you can bring other people with you to help explain your case.