The Social Security Administration’s Compliance with the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 in the Fiscal Year 2013 Agency Financial Report

Date: 
Monday, April 14, 2014
Report Number: 
A-15-14-14074
Report Type: 
Audit Report
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On July 22, 2010, the President signed IPERA into law. IPERA amended the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA) to prevent the loss of billions in taxpayer dollars. In April 2011, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Government-wide guidance on the implementation of IPIA, as amended by IPERA.

Our objective was to review the Improper Payments Information section in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Agency Financial Report (AFR) and determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) met all requirements of the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 (IPERA). In addition, we evaluated the Agency’s (1) accuracy and completeness of reporting and (2) performance in reducing and recapturing improper payments.