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. 

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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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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