This morning I was reading the SSA – Request for Waiver of Overpayment Recovery or Change in Repayment Rate form SSA-632. I then got out the original notice from SSA to read it, since I hadn\’t yet. I just trusted the husband. God love him – he just read the part that we owed and the rest of what he read did not compute in his little bald head. I double check – granted it was a couple of days later but I wasn\’t concerned at all. So right there on the first page it says,
SOME EARNINGS MAY NOT COUNT:
It lists, bonuses (lump sum) vacation or sick pay (included in lump sum) as well as retirement payments from a pension fund. (CalPers) That lump sum was income he earned in past years – that the State of California wouldn\’t let him take due to one thing or another. The only way you eventually are able to receive it is if you leave or retire. All the 12 hour days, he worked but was never paid overtime. And since the Union is in bed with the State of California, it was always an issue that went no where. It just was the way things were.
SSA even included a little form, and a nifty green envelope, postage paid to mail the little form back, BOTH of which the husband never saw. Need less to say, when I called him in from the yard, and told him, he was relieved! He had stressed himself out needlessly. I kept telling him, we can work it out – but he kept blaming himself.
It\’s not over yet – I still need to send that form in – and we wait to hear back from him but we have proof and I\’m positive it will all be remedied soon.
And that my friends, is why I do the bills…