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. 

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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Supplemental Security Income Overpayment Notices Not Sent

DATE: Monday, August 30, 2010
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Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Claims Approved in 2006 But Not Paid

DATE: Friday, July 16, 2010
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Retroactive Title II Payments to Released Prisoners

DATE: Wednesday, July 14, 2010
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Follow-up of Pending Workers' Compensation

DATE: Monday, July 12, 2010
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Follow-up: The Social Security Administration's Controls over the Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Overpayment Waiver Approval Process

DATE: Thursday, July 1, 2010
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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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