For many individuals who reside in the state of Illinois, benefits from the Social Security Administration are depended upon to cover living expenses. There are multiple reasons those individuals may have secured these benefits including disability. In some situations it is possible that recipients were overpaid without realizing it. According to the SSA the overpayments total $714 million.
The issue may have arisen in a variety of settings. For example, a disabled child could have been overpaid benefits at some point only to be discovered years after the fact. Under a program that commenced in 2008, if those overpayments were more than a decade old, upon discovery could be they could be recouped. The most commonly used approach to recoup these amounts is via tax refunds.