ARGHAHGAHGH! Venting here, but feel free to chime in if you know anything about this. I could use some hugs too.
I got a nice letter in the mail from the Dept of the Treasury stating that they deducted $500 from our tax refund to pay off a debt to the Social Security Administration. SUPPOSEDLY I was notified previously about the debt (um, NO, I wasn't).
The debt is apparently mine, my SSN is the one on the letter.
When I was 16, in 2007, my mom died. She was receiving disabillity benefits and I started receiving death benefits. I moved in with my bio-dad, who basically took me in just for my money (he kept over $10k that I never saw!) and he kicked me out on my 18th birthday. Right before I turned 18 he told me that the SSA sent a letter in the mail stating that he had to send back all of the unused money. I never saw the letter, he kept saying he didn't remember where he'd put it, etc. Months later I asked the lady at the social security office about the letter and she said there was no such thing and I should've reported it (I had no idea, my dad had me brainwashed). The death benefits had been going into a joint account with my dad and I. When he kicked me out, I went to the bank and withdrew the $200ish dollars that were in the checking account and closed it. I didn't have access to the savings account, where he would transfer the money. That was his =/.
Anyways-- somehow in all of this I owed the SSA $500. How or why I don't know. I'm going to be calling them.
I'm just so angry. Three years later and I'm still dealing with this chaos!
And nowww we have to wait another paycheck to be able to move out, so our move-out date is closer to the middle of april, so likely the first of may will be our move-in date to wherever we go. So so so frustrating!!!