Social Security Act

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Shortly after Karen and Robert Nicholas (“Nick”) Capato were married in New Jersey in 1999, Nick Capato was diagnosed with cancer. See Capato v. Comm’r of Soc. Sec., 631 F.3d 626, 627 (3rd Cir. 2011). To ensure...

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In 2014, Willie Earl Carr attempted to claim disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (“SSA”). Carr v. Comm’r, SSA at 5. In 2017, administrative law judges (“ALJs”) denied the claims. Id. Carr then sued in the Northern District of...

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A. Statutory Background

The Debt Collection Act of 1982 (31 U.S.C ? 3716) provided for the collection of outstanding debts owed to the United States through means of administrative offset.? Under this statute, the United States could apply to an...