An official website of the United States government
Here’s how you know
The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure
you’re on a federal government site.
The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any
information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.
Improve the Prevention, Detection, and Recovery of Improper Payments
SSA is responsible for issuing approximately $1 trillion in benefit payments annually; even the slightest error in the overall payment process can result in millions of dollars in improper payments. Improper payments may occur when SSA makes mistakes in computing payments or fails to obtain or act on available information, or when beneficiaries’ fail to report events or provide incorrect reports.
Our Audit reports may contain sensitive and confidential information
requiring safeguarding or limited disclosure consistent with law,
regulations and Government-wide policies. Previously, we limited the
distribution of reports containing this type of information. We now
redact that specific information to allow maximum distribution of all