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New Online Options to Repay Overpayments

August 26, 2021 • By

Last Updated: August 27, 2021

couple viewing information on a laptop togetherWe’re pleased to announce that we’ve expanded the online options for you to repay overpayments. If you have an overpayment debt, you may be eligible to make a full or partial payment using Pay.gov or your bank’s online bill pay option. Pay.gov is a secure online service provided by the Department of the Treasury. Only individuals who are not currently receiving Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income payments, but need to pay back an overpayment, may use this service.

Using Pay.gov to Make Your Payment

Our billing notices now include the Pay.gov website information as well as a new Remittance ID. The Remittance ID is a 10-digit alphanumeric number used instead of your Social Security number for online payments.

You can easily make a payment by following these steps:

  • Use the link in your billing notice or visit Treasury’s secure payment site at Pay.gov.
  • Enter “Social Security” in the search box.
  • Click on “Continue” under the Repay Your Social Security Overpayment Online section.
  • Follow the instructions on the following page and click “Continue to the Form.”
  • Enter the Remittance ID number found on your billing notice and repayment amount.
  • Enter your name, address, and phone number in required fields.
  • Follow the remaining prompts to complete your payment.

You will receive an email receipt confirming your payment.

Using Your Bank’s Online Bill Pay Option to Make Your Payment

A second option is to use your bank’s online bill pay feature. You can repay an overpayment debt and have it applied to your overpayment balance the next day. Only individuals who are not currently receiving Social Security benefits or Supplemental Security Income payments, but need to pay back an overpayment, may use this service.

You can conveniently make a payment using this option by following these steps:

  • Use your bank or financial institution’s online bill pay option and search for “Social Security Administration” as the Payee.
  • Enter the Remittance ID number found on your billing notice as your “Account Number” and your mailing address.
  • Enter the desired repayment amount and indicate whether you would like it to be a recurring payment.
  • Follow the remaining prompts to complete your payment.

These new payment options provide secure and convenient online ways to meet your needs. You can learn more on our Pay an Overpayment page. Please share this information with your friends and family—and post it on social media.


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Darlynda Bogle, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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  1. Fran E.

    My repayment notice does not include a “remittance number.”
    Reached out to several Social Security entities, but to no avail. How can I get a this number in order to use pay.gov?

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    • Patty

      Hi Fran.  Thank you for your question. Check out our “Pay an Overpayment” web page for information on using the pay.gov website.  Pay.gov is a secure online service provided by the Department of the Treasury.  Only people who are not currently receiving benefits can use this service. Our billing notices include the remittance ID number and the repayment amount. If you need further assistance, please contact your local Social Security office.  Thanks.

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