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Officials Say Overpayments for Disability Recipients Due to Budget, Backlog Issues

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The Social Security Administration is overpaying big sums of money to disability beneficiaries, and lawyers, consumer advocates and watchdog organizations say the agency's own missteps are to blame.

Some disability recipients have continued to get payments for months or even years after notifying the agency they're working again or earn too much to qualify.

Officials say budget constraints and large backlogs of applications have delayed the reviews of income information.

And as a result, the administration reportedly made $1.3 billion in overpayments in just two years.

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