Sometimes people become disabled temporarily on the job and they have to stop working for a while. They receive Social Security benefits during that time. After they recover, they may return to work, but the Social Security Administration sends them a letter stating that they have overpaid them in benefits and they will be garnishing their wages. This leads people to ask, “Can I stop Social Security Administration from garnishing my wages?”
People can stop wage garnishment for overpayment of benefits if they act quickly. The Social Security Administration will send a bill for the overpayment amount that is owed and on this bill will be found a phone number. By calling this number, people can arrange to make payments so that their employers will not have to be drawn into this matter.
If people do not promptly call the phone number on their bill, their employers may have time to receive a letter from the Social Security Administration informing them that they will be garnishing an employee’s wages. After an employer has received this letter, the action cannot be taken back and the employee’s wages will definitely be garnished. The only way around this is to pay the bill in full right away, so the answer to, “Can I stop Social Security Administration from garnishing my wages?” is, “Yes”.
Repaying the overpayment by Social Security on one’s own terms without garnishment is important, because the Administration has the right to take up to 15% of a person’s paycheck. So it is a good idea to immediately ask, “Can I stop Social Security Administration from garnishing my wages?”