Social Security Tells 87-Year-Old Woman She Can’t Get Her Benefits Until She is 100 Years
A mistake by the Social Security Administration has left a Tampa woman, Mamie Walkera, an 87-year-old woman unable to pay her bills including paying rent and buying food because her benefits were cut off.
For the past two months, Walker has not received benefits. The U.S. Social Security Administration said she owes over $237,000 in “overpayments” and won’t receive benefits again until September 2034. By that date, she would be 100 years old.
“You know I ain’t got that kind of money, baby,” Walker said. “If I did I wouldn’t be calling you about this.”
Walker is worried about how she would pay her rent.
“My kids don’t have nothing to try to help me, so I’m just down in a hole,” Walker said.
The first time her benefits were cut, Walker contacted Better Call Behnken for help in 2019. The Social Security Representative resolved the issue after Shannon Behnken investigated the matter and there has not been any problem since then.
In 2019, the government claimed Walker owed over $200,000 in old student loan debt. Walker, who never went to college, had no idea what that was about.
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Back then, a Social Security Administration representative vowed to Investigator Shannon Behnken that they would investigate. Walker’s benefits were then restored and there’s been no problem, until now.
Walker’s son, Morrison Walker, said he’s fed up and worried about his mother.
“She worked all her life for her social security money to come in, and now they’re taking it from her,” he said.
A Social Security Administration representative said this would be investigated again and they’ll try to assist Walker in getting her benefits back.