I was happy that day in the spring of 2004. I had many friends in Montrose, Colorado, mostly at the Senior Center, where we played pool and had lunch together. I had no idea how that serenity was about to change as I walked into the Social Security office in town. I was in shock after I was told that I owed the government nearly $16,000 - two whole years' income for me! I had supposedly been overpaid and I would have to give it back.
This book is the story of my eight year battle with the Social Security administration, which was confusing and uncertain, and at times it made me downright angry.
I hope that sharing my experience will benefit someone, somewhere, who may also be caught in the same web of what I call "government abuse." In the Appendix I've included copies of several documents and forms used by myself and/or my attorneys that can help in the Appeals Process. I hope it will give inspiration for a solution to any problem you may be having with Social Security. It is possible to prevail.