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. 

Manual Computations of Supplemental Security Income Payments

DATE: Friday, June 25, 2010
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Congressional Response Report: Martinez Settlement Benefits Withheld Under the No Social Security Benefits for Prisoners Act of 2009

DATE: Friday, May 28, 2010
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Controls Over Changes Made to Direct Deposit Routing Numbers

DATE: Friday, March 26, 2010
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Follow-up: The Social Security Administration's Controls over the Write-Off of Title XVI Overpayments

DATE: Wednesday, March 24, 2010
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Congressional Response Report: The Good Cause Provision Under the Fugitive Felon Program

DATE: Wednesday, March 17, 2010
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The Accuracy of the Garnishment of Title II Benefits by the Social Security Administration's Court Ordered Garnishment System

DATE: Friday, January 15, 2010
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Supplemental Security Income Recipients Eligible for Veterans Benefits

DATE: Wednesday, January 6, 2010
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Supplemental Security Income Payments to Parents or Relatives Not Supporting Children

DATE: Monday, December 28, 2009
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Congressional Response Report: The Social Security Administration's Fugitive Felon Program and the Martinez Settlement Agreement

DATE: Thursday, October 15, 2009
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Spouses' to Widow(er)s' Benefits When Government Pensions are Involved

DATE: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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