Improve the Timeliness and Quality of the Disability Process

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On-the-Record Favorable Decisions Processed at Hearing Offices Within 100 Days of Receipt

Date: 
Thursday, January 21, 2016

The objective of our report is to assess the characteristics of fully favorable on-the-record (OTR) decisions issued by administrative law judges (ALJ) and senior attorney adjudicators (SAA) within 100 days of receipt at the hearing level.

Date: 
Thu, 01/21/2016

Beneficiaries Who Left the Social Security Administration’s Disability Programs from 2004 Through 2013

Date: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

We are issuing this report to convey information on the number of, and reasons for, beneficiaries leaving the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability programs from 2004 through 2013.

Date: 
Wed, 01/06/2016

Colorado Disability Determination Services Administrative Cost Reporting

Date: 
Thursday, December 31, 2015

We conducted this review at the request of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Denver Regional Office. The Colorado Disability Determination Services (CO-DDS) performs disability determinations under the Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs. SSA reimburses CO-DDS for 100 percent of allowable reported expenditures up to its approved funding authorization. Once approved, CO-DDS’ parent Agency, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CO-DHS), withdraws Federal funds through ASAP.

Date: 
Thu, 12/31/2015

Medical Denial Rates for Presumptive Disability Determinations

Date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A claimant, including a child, applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) based on disability or blindness may receive up to 6 months of payments before the final determination of disability or blindness if he/she is found to be presumptively disabled or blind and meets all other eligibility requirements.

Date: 
Wed, 09/23/2015

The Social Security Administration’s Listing of Impairments

Date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

 We are issuing this report to assess the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) efforts to update the Listing of Impairments (Listings) used to determine whether a person is disabled.

Date: 
Wed, 09/23/2015

Single Audit of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Department of the Family for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2014

Date: 
Friday, August 28, 2015

Valdes, Garcia, Marin & Martinez, LLP conducted the single audit of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Department of the Family (PRDF). SSA is responsible for resolving single audit findings related to its Disability programs. The PRDF is the disability determination services’ parent agency.

The objective of our audit was to report internal control weaknesses, noncompliance issues, and unallowable costs identified in the single audit to SSA for resolution action.

Date: 
Fri, 08/28/2015

Single Audit of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2014

Date: 
Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Pennsylvania Auditor General and KPMG LLP conducted the single audit of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. SSA is responsible for resolving single audit findings related to its Disability programs. The Department of Labor and Industry is the Pennsylvania Disability Determination Services’ parent agency.

 Our objective was to report internal control weaknesses, noncompliance issues, and unallowable costs identified in the single audit to SSA for resolution action.

Date: 
Thu, 08/27/2015

Single Audit of the State of Nevada for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2014

Date: 
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Eide Bailly LLP conducted the single audit of the State of Nevada. SSA is responsible for resolving single audit findings related to its Disability programs. The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) is the Nevada Disability Determination Services’ parent agency.

Our objective was to report internal control weaknesses, noncompliance issues, and unallowable costs identified in the single audit to SSA for resolution action.

Date: 
Thu, 08/27/2015

Congressional Response Report: Failure to Follow Prescribed Treatment

Date: 
Friday, August 21, 2015

On December 12, 2014, we received a request from the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Social Security, Committee on Ways and Means, to provide information on how SSA ensures beneficiaries follow prescribed treatment.

Date: 
Fri, 08/21/2015

Single Audit of the State of New Jersey for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2014

Date: 
Friday, August 14, 2015

KPMG, LLP conducted the single audit of the State of New Jersey. SSA is responsible for resolving single audit findings related to its Disability programs. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) is the New Jersey Disability Determination Services’ (DDS) parent agency.

Our objective was to report internal control weaknesses, noncompliance issues, and unallowable costs identified in the single audit to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for resolution action.

Date: 
Fri, 08/14/2015

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