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. 

Analysis of Multiple, Unrelated Title II Payments to the Same Bank Account

DATE: Monday, March 3, 2003
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The Social Security Program Protection Act of 2003

DATE: Thursday, February 27, 2003

Congressional Response Report: The Social Security Administration's Efforts to Process Death Reports and Improve its Death Master File

DATE: Friday, January 24, 2003
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Transactions Involving the Government Purchase Card (Limited Distribution)

DATE: Thursday, January 23, 2003

Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Payments to Deceased Beneficiaries and Recipients

DATE: Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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Congressional Response Report: Status of Corrective Actions Taken in Response to Recommendations in Fiscal Years 1997 Through 2000 Payment Accuracy Task Force Reports

DATE: Wednesday, October 9, 2002
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Allegations of Inappropriate Pay and Travel Practices at the Philadelphia Regional Office (Limited Distribution)

DATE: Tuesday, October 8, 2002

Impact on the Social Security Administration's Programs When Auxiliary Beneficiaries Do Not Have Their Own Social Security Numbers

DATE: Friday, September 20, 2002
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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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