Cost-benefit Analysis of Processing Low-dollar Overpayments
Office Affiliation: The Office of Audit
Audit Report Number: A-07-14-14065
Benefit payments greater than the amount to which individuals are entitled are considered overpayments. When the Social Security Administration determines an individual has been overpaid, it generally initiates recovery actions regardless of the dollar amount.
In this report, we analyzed the cost-benefit of processing overpayments for the Retirement and Survivors Insurance (RSI), Disability Insurance (DI), and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs.