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The Social Security Administration's Application of the Retirement Insurance Benefits Limitation and Reduced Widow(er)'s Benefit Policy

June 04, 2021

Audit Report Number: A-01-13-23095

Our objective was to determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) overpaid widows when it applied the Social Security Act’s Retirement Insurance Benefits (RIB) limitation provision and the reduced widow(er)’s benefit policy.

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