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. 

Supplemental Security Income Eligibility of Refugees

DATE: Friday, July 10, 2009
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Benefit Payments Mailed to Post Office Boxes

DATE: Thursday, July 2, 2009
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Payments to Individuals Whose Numident Record Contains a Death Entry

DATE: Friday, June 26, 2009
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Benefits Paid to Title II Beneficiaries with a Child-in-Care

DATE: Friday, June 26, 2009
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Florida's Title IV-E Waiver May Impact Supplemental Security Income Benefits

DATE: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
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Establishment of Dedicated Accounts

DATE: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
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Follow-up on Disabled Title II Beneficiaries with Earnings Reported on the Master Earnings File

DATE: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
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Effectiveness of Title XVI Installment Agreements

DATE: Tuesday, February 10, 2009
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Sources of Erroneous Death Entries Input into the Death Master File

DATE: Wednesday, February 4, 2009
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Payments to Spouses Eligible for Higher Retirement Benefits

DATE: Tuesday, December 16, 2008
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