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Statement of Carolyn W. Colvin, acting commissioner of Social Security

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[April 16, 2014]  BALTIMORE  The following announcement from Carolyn W. Colvin, acting commissioner of Social Security, was released Monday:

"I have directed an immediate halt to further referrals under the Treasury Offset Program to recover debts owed to the agency that are 10 years old and older pending a thorough review of our responsibility and discretion under the current law to refer debt to the Treasury Department.

"If any Social Security or Supplemental Security Income beneficiary believes they have been incorrectly assessed with an overpayment under this program, I encourage them to request an explanation or seek options to resolve the overpayment."

[Text from announcement received from the Social Security office in Springfield]

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