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Controls over the Issuance of Supplemental Security Income Installment Payments

March 21, 2013
The SSI program provides a minimum level of income to financially needy individuals who are aged, blind, or disabled. An underpayment occurs when the amount due a recipient is greater than the amount paid during a period of eligibility. SSI underpayments must be paid by installments when they equal or exceed 3 times the current maximum individual Federal benefit amount plus the individual’s federally administered State supplement. When a recipient is in a suspended or terminated status, SSA employees must manually control the underpayments to ensure they are paid accurately and timely.

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In this audit, we wanted to determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) had adequate controls to ensure it paid Supplemental Security Income (SSI) underpayments in accordance with its installment payment requirements.

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