Letter: Social Security errors warrant congressional attention

September 4, 2013 

The Social Security Administration needs a congressional investigation. Officials sent me a letter on June 12, claiming that I owed the agency $1,565 because of overpayment of benefits in 2012. I actually only earned $1,300 at approximately $260 per month, and there were several other errors. I complained about the inaccuracies in a letter on July 6 and all I've received is a response that the agency is reviewing it.

Apparently, officials have been stonewalling for at least two months. I think they have abused their power and the agency needs investigating. I'm wondering how many other Americans are being abused by an agency that has gone out of control. I have contacted my lawmakers and the national headquarters of Social Security. Possibly, they are waiting until I die before they reach a decision.

JAMES HACKETT, Walla Walla

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