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 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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The Social Security Administration's Computation of Delayed Retirement Credits

DATE: Monday, September 22, 2008
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The Social Security Administration's Use of Administrative Sanctions in the Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Program

DATE: Friday, September 19, 2008
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Automated One-Time Payments

DATE: Friday, September 19, 2008
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Administrative Wage Garnishment

DATE: Thursday, September 18, 2008
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Dually Entitled Beneficiaries who are Subject to Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision

DATE: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
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Accuracy of Title II Disability Insurance Benefit Triennial Redeterminations for 2006

DATE: Tuesday, September 9, 2008
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