How do I request a payment deferment?
The payment of a Social Security debt can be deferred, as long as certain conditions are met. There is an application form which can be used to request this deferment by submitting it to any of the Social Security Treasury General Administrative Offices, where you can also obtain information and the answers to any questions you may have about this matter. The most practical option is to go to the Administrative Office where the debt is held and request its deferment there. The maximum period for paying back the debt is five years, although the actual period granted will depend on the amount of the debt and the circumstances at the time. The awarding of deferment will incur interest, in accordance with legal financial interest rates.