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. 

Spouses' to Widow(er)s' Benefits When Government Pensions are Involved

DATE: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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Improper Payments Resulting from Unresolved Delayed Claimants

DATE: Friday, September 25, 2009
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Supplemental Security Income Overpayments to Concurrent Beneficiaries Resulting from Incorrect Benefit Calculations

DATE: Thursday, September 24, 2009
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Controls Over "Special Payment Amount" Overpayments for Title II Beneficiaries

DATE: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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Individuals Receiving Multiple Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Benefits

DATE: Thursday, September 17, 2009
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Follow-up: The Social Security Administration's Controls over the Title XVI Overpayment Waiver Process

DATE: Thursday, September 3, 2009
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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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