Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries

Each year, SSA issues over $800 billion in benefit payments to about 60 million people. Given the large overall dollars involved in SSA’s payments, even the slightest error in the overall process can result in millions of dollars of overpayments or underpayments. 

One of SSA’s key objectives is to reduce improper payments and increase overpayment recoveries. The following investigations and reports illustrate our efforts to meet this objective. 

Underpaid Disabled Widows

DATE: Wednesday, February 23, 2011
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Social Security Inspector General Report: Impact of Alien Nonpayment Provisions on Field Offices Along the Mexican Border

DATE: Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Impact of Alien Nonpayment Provisions on Field Offices Along the Mexican Border

DATE: Tuesday, February 15, 2011
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Supplemental Security Income Double Check Negotiations

DATE: Friday, January 28, 2011
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Recovery of Title II Payments Issued After Beneficiaries' Deaths

DATE: Tuesday, January 4, 2011
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The Social Security Administration's Reporting of High-Dollar Overpayments Under Executive Order 13520

DATE: Thursday, December 30, 2010
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Claimant Representative Fees Paid Through the Social Security Administration's One-Time Payment System

DATE: Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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Federal Employees Receiving Both Federal Employees' Compensation Act and Disability Insurance Payments

DATE: Thursday, October 14, 2010
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Controls over Single Payment System Payments

DATE: Thursday, September 30, 2010
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Congressional Response Report: The Social Security Administration's Process for Identifying and Preventing Improper Payments to Individuals Who Return to Work

DATE: Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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