Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Overpayments Pending Collection

Date: 
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Report Number: 
A-02-15-35001
Report Type: 
Audit Report
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An overpayment is the total amount an individual received for any period that exceeded the total amount the individual should have been paid for that period. With a few exceptions, overpaid individuals are responsible for repaying the overpayments. SSA uses different methods to recover overpayments, such as benefit adjustment, the Treasury Offset Program, and Administrative Wage Garnishment.

In this report, we sought to assess the Social Security Administration’s efforts to recover Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) overpayments that had been outstanding for 12 months or longer.