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. 

Effectiveness of the Social Security Administration's Death Termination Process

DATE: Tuesday, September 17, 2002
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Controls to Prevent Supplemental Security Income Payments to Recipients Living in Foreign Countries

DATE: Friday, September 13, 2002
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Social Security Administration Employees with Title XVI Overpayment Write-offs

DATE: Thursday, September 12, 2002
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Review of Internal Controls for the Supplemental Security Income Immediate Payment Process

DATE: Tuesday, September 10, 2002
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Congressional Response Report: Integrity of the Supplemental Security Income Program

DATE: Thursday, August 8, 2002
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Fraud and Abuse in the Supplemental Security Income Program

DATE: Thursday, July 25, 2002

The Social Security Administration Can Recover Millions in Medicare Premiums Related to Retirement or Disability Payments Made after Death

DATE: Wednesday, July 3, 2002
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Controls Over the Social Security Administration?s Processing of Death Records from the Department of Veterans Affairs

DATE: Wednesday, February 27, 2002
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Congressional Response Report: Select Social Security Administration Stewardship Efforts and Reported Savings

DATE: Wednesday, November 14, 2001
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Social Security Administration's Management of Its Federal Employees' Compensation Act Program

DATE: Thursday, October 25, 2001
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