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Mealey's Elder Law - Widow's Challenge To Social Security Benefit Reduction Dismissed By Judge

INDIANAPOLIS - A federal judge in Indiana on Oct. 24 dismissed with prejudice a woman's challenge to a final Social Security Administration (SSA) determination that she had been overpaid widow's benefits because such benefits must be reduced by pension and other Social Security payments a widow receives based on her own work; the judge dismissed the complaint pursuant to res judicata but also found that there was no legal basis to reverse an administrative law judge's decision (Clara P. v. Andrew M. Saul, No. 18-cv-04029, S.D. Ind., Indianapolis Div., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 184602).
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