A recipient of Social Security has criticized the agency after

they were allegedly ordered to pay back over $37,000 in one month.

An overpayment error that started in 2018 shocked Michigan resident Dan Calkins and 

His wife, Phyllis, when they were notified by the Social Security Administration.

According to Grand Rapids ABC affiliate WZZM, the couple said they were first informed of the 

Discrepancy through a phone call and a letter from the administration.

During the four-year period between June 2018 and

June 2022, $37,556 was mistakenly distributed to Dan.

In response to their immediate request for more information, the couple was told by the SSA 

that Dan's social security number had been "mixed" with another.