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.