The Social Security Administration announced Monday the suspension of a program to collect more than 10-year-old taxpayers' debts by seizing tax refunds.

Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin said in a statement that she directed the immediate halt to the program while the agency does a review of "our responsibility and discretion" under the current law. Social Security recipients and members of Congress complained that people were being forced to repay overpayments that were sometimes paid to their parents or guardians when they were children.

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