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. 

Benefits Paid to Dually Entitled Title II Beneficiaries

DATE: Monday, August 7, 2006
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Supplemental Security Income Overpayments to Recipients in Title XIX Institutions

DATE: Monday, June 26, 2006
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Match of Veterans Affairs' Historical Death File against the Social Security Administration's Benefit Rolls

DATE: Wednesday, June 14, 2006
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Payments to Surviving Spouses at Retirement Age

DATE: Monday, June 5, 2006
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Controls Over Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Replacement Checks

DATE: Wednesday, May 31, 2006
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Survivor Beneficiaries Enumerated After the Wage Earner's Death

DATE: Tuesday, May 23, 2006
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Payments Resulting from Disability Insurance Actions Processed via the Social Security Administration's Manual Adjustment, Credit and Award Processes

DATE: Thursday, April 20, 2006
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Congressional Response Report: Overpayments in the Social Security Administration's Disability Programs

DATE: Monday, April 3, 2006
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The Social Security Administration?s Decisions to Terminate Collection Efforts for Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Overpayments

DATE: Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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The Social Security Administration's Controls over the Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Waiver Approval Process

DATE: Wednesday, February 1, 2006
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