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Old 06-02-2014, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Saint Johns, FL
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After drawing SS for 8 months, I decided to withdraw my application, pay back the money and start fresh. It took 6 weeks or so for me to finally hear something from SS, but finally on April 16th I got something saying I need to pay back $12,000.

I mailed it that day. 45 days later I haven't heard a thing. I don't know if this is "normal" or it's already taken way too long. Anyone have any experience with this?

I vaguely recall reading something on one of the forms about saying I had 60 days to change my mind, so I wonder if they wait 60 days before they take action.

I'm kind of in limbo. Not getting checks, big cashier's check floating out in never never land, and no word on my status.
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I would pay by check..that way you can prove when they got it...just like the IRS...
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Saint Johns, FL
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I paid by Cashier's check. It was the only option.
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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call whoever you got the check from and see if it's cleared.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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Do you have an online account set up with SS? perhaps you can learn something there.
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Saint Johns, FL
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I do. It shows nothing and I called them last week and the person says "it shows it's in progress". I will check on the cashier's check. I was just hoping someone had been thru it before and knew what was "normal".
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:48 PM
 
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I do. It shows nothing and I called them last week and the person says "it shows it's in progress". I will check on the cashier's check. I was just hoping someone had been thru it before and knew what was "normal".
Welcome to "normal" GUBMINT indifference.....!....."in progress" may mean it's clearing in some Nigerian Bank....

I hope you sent it by Certified or Registered Mail....
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I have spent months getting SS to correct errors. Keep after them on the phone and in writing. If you can go to the office. Would not surprise me that it takes 60 to 90 days to you processed.If your check has not cleared I would go into their office to discuss. At end of meeting give them a check and get a receipt and then call your bank to stop payment. My worry would be that they do not cash the check so you can not prove you returned the money in the first year.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Saint Johns, FL
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I did check with my credit union. They have not cashed the check yet. I'll give it another couple weeks. I want to restart the clock on SS but if it fell through, it would not be the end of the world.

I'd get my $12,000 back and start collecting.. I'll update this later after I hear something.
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Saint Johns, FL
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Well, I now know the answer. It was taking too long. Yesterday I got a letter from SS stating (basically) "we asked you to send in $12,000 but you haven't done it. You only have 30 more days".

So... I guess now I have to jump thru the hoops to get the first check cancelled, and get a new one issued. My nightmare scenario is I pay them with the 2nd check and they cash it. Then someone eventually finds the first check, tries to cash it and then they claim I owe them $12,000.

Two things that just scream "government" on the letter. First there is no one to talk to. It's not from a particular person and the only number they give me to call is the one I called a week ago that knew nothing. Secondly, the letter is from the office in Chicago, and the envelope they give you to reply is going to Philly.

I don't even know if hand delivering my check to someone in local office is an option.
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