Report Summary

Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General

July 2009

Quick Response Evaluation:  Improper Payments Report



To determine whether the Agency accurately reported improper payment information in the Debt Management Tables and the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 Detailed Report published in the Fiscal Year 2008 Performance and Accountability Report.


Each year, the Social Security Administration reports improper payments (both overpayments and underpayments) from its stewardship reviews of nonmedical aspects of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Supplemental Security Income programs.  Stewardship review findings provide the basis for reports to Congress and other monitoring authorities.  Data from these reviews are also used in corrective action planning and in monitoring performance, as required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993.

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Our review determined that the Agency accurately presented information for the Debt Management and Improper Payments tables in the Fiscal Year 2008 Performance and Accountability Report.

No recommendations were made.