Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries

Each year, SSA issues over $850 billion in benefit payments to about 62 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. 

Follow-up: The Social Security Administration's Controls over Suspending Collection Efforts on Title XVI Overpayments

DATE: Wednesday, September 2, 2009
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Controls Over Title XVI Immediate Payments

DATE: Wednesday, September 2, 2009
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Follow-up: Controls over Recording Supplemental Security Income Overpayments

DATE: Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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Follow-up: The Social Security Administration?s Prisoner Incentive Payment Program

DATE: Thursday, August 20, 2009
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Probation or Parole Violators Serving as Representative Payees

DATE: Wednesday, August 19, 2009
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The Social Security Administration's Unprocessed Annual Earnings Enforcement Selections

DATE: Monday, August 3, 2009
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Improper Payments Report

DATE: Thursday, July 23, 2009
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Disabled Beneficiaries Hiding Wages

DATE: Thursday, July 16, 2009
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Supplemental Security Income Recipients with Unreported Vehicles

DATE: Wednesday, July 15, 2009
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Supplemental Security Income Redeterminations

DATE: Tuesday, July 14, 2009
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