Social Security Payments Offset by Stimulus Checks
Certain Social Security beneficiaries have reported cases where
they were asked to reimburse a portion of their benefits due to their receipt of COVID-19 stimulus checks.
Dave Greune, a Social Security recipient residing in Washington, recounted to Seattle-based Kiro 7 that the
Social Security Administration (SSA) requested his disabled daughter, Julia, to repay over $7,000 in benefits.
Greune views this request as a government error, seemingly linked to
the COVID-19 stimulus payments his daughter received during the pandemic.
According to Greune, his daughter typically receives monthly
Supplemental Security Income payments of around $500 to $600.
However, during the health crisis, she received approximately $3,200 in COVID-19 stimulus payments.
These additional benefits pushed her over the asset limit, as the SSI limit for an individual with cerebral palsy, such as Julia Greune, stands at $2,000.