Answered on Apr 07th, 2012 at 1:11 PM
The reach of the government arm is a long one.
Although you have an agreement with the Social Security
Administration, it was the United States Treasury that would have issued a refund.
The computers wouldn't allow the refund to issue because of the debt
Verify with your local office of SSA https://secure.ssa.gov/apps6z/FOLO/fo001.jsp
that the refund was applied to your repayment plan, and that you are now closer
to paying off that overpayment.
No attorney-client relationship has been established because of the information provided. Seek local counsel to address your particular facts. MJHJ