The Social Security Administration’s Compliance with the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012 in the Fiscal Year 2015 Agency Financial Report
Office Affiliation: The Office of Audit
Audit Report Number: A-15-16-50133
We issued this report review the Improper Payments Information section in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Agency Financial Report (AFR) and determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) met all requirements of the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012 (IPERIA). In addition, we evaluated the Agency’s (1) accuracy and completeness of reporting and (2) performance in reducing and recapturing improper payments.
On January 10, 2013, the President signed IPERIA into law. IPERIA amended the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA) and the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 (IPERA). Both were created to prevent the loss of billions in taxpayer dollars. In October 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Government-wide guidance on the implementation of IPIA, as amended by IPERA and IPERIA.