1916.What factors does SSA consider in deciding whether a person is without fault?
In deciding whether you are without fault in causing an overpayment, we consider your:
Understanding of the reporting requirements and of the obligation to return payments which are not due;
Knowledge of the occurrence of events which should have been reported;
Efforts and opportunities to comply with the reporting requirements; and
Ability to comply with the reporting requirements i.e., any physical, mental, educational, or linguistic limitations (including having difficulty with the English language).