Concurrent Beneficiaries Released from Incarceration Whose Title II Benefits Have Not Been Reinstated

Date: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Report Number: 
A-01-11-21168
Report Type: 
Audit Report
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In general, the Social Security Act prohibits benefits payments to prisoners. This report sought to determine whether concurrent beneficiaries' Title II benefits were reinstated along with Title XVI payments upon the beneficiaries' release from incarceration.

To conduct this review, we identified 1,042 cases in which SSA did not reinstate concurrent beneficiaries' Title II payments after their release from incarceration while their Title XVI record was in current status. We randomly selected 100 cases from this population for detailed analysis.