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. 

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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The Social Security Administration's Controls over the Write-off of Title XVI Overpayments

DATE: Friday, January 20, 2006
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Tax Information Related to the Social Security Administration?s Contractors

DATE: Friday, September 23, 2005
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Follow-up Review of the Social Security Administration's Controls to Prevent and Detect Direct Deposit Fraud (Limited Distribution)

DATE: Tuesday, September 20, 2005
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The Effectiveness of the Social Security Administration's Controls over Title II Unnegotiated Checks

DATE: Monday, September 19, 2005
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Follow-up: The Social Security Administration Can Recover Millions in Medicare Premiums Related to Retirement or Disability Payments Made After Death

DATE: Wednesday, August 24, 2005
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Social Security Administration?s Administrative Finality Rules

DATE: Tuesday, July 26, 2005
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