Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries

SSA Fraud: Michigan Man Uses Second Identity to Defraud SSA

Date: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Acting on information provided by an orthodontist’s office, our Detroit office investigated an 84-year-old Michigan resident and Title II retirement beneficiary. The orthodontist’s office reported that the man provided identifiers for his second identity when receiving treatment. Our investigation revealed that the man used his true name to apply for Title II disability and retirement benefits, while working under a false identity. He was overpaid $194,146, a combined total from overpayments under both identities.

Date: 
Wed, 08/31/2011

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. 

Supplemental Security Income Double Check Negotiations

DATE: Friday, January 28, 2011
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Recovery of Title II Payments Issued After Beneficiaries' Deaths

DATE: Tuesday, January 4, 2011
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The Social Security Administration's Reporting of High-Dollar Overpayments Under Executive Order 13520

DATE: Thursday, December 30, 2010
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Claimant Representative Fees Paid Through the Social Security Administration's One-Time Payment System

DATE: Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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Federal Employees Receiving Both Federal Employees' Compensation Act and Disability Insurance Payments

DATE: Thursday, October 14, 2010
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Controls over Single Payment System Payments

DATE: Thursday, September 30, 2010
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Congressional Response Report: The Social Security Administration's Process for Identifying and Preventing Improper Payments to Individuals Who Return to Work

DATE: Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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Supplemental Security Income Overpayment Notices Not Sent

DATE: Monday, August 30, 2010
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Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Claims Approved in 2006 But Not Paid

DATE: Friday, July 16, 2010
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Retroactive Title II Payments to Released Prisoners

DATE: Wednesday, July 14, 2010
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