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Excess Withholding of Government Pension Offset

February 04, 2015

Office Affiliation: The Office of Audit

Audit Report Number: A-09-14-14052

Government Pension Offset (GPO) reduces monthly Social Security benefits for spouses and surviving spouses who receive a pension based on their employment for a Federal, State, or local government not covered by Social Security. In this report, our objective was to determine whether the Social Security Administration had adequate controls to identify and pay spousal beneficiaries who had an excess withholding of GPO.

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