The Social Security Administration's Rejection of State Electronic Death Registration Reports

Date: 
Monday, September 21, 2020
Report Number: 
A-08-18-50499
Report Type: 
Audit Report
Office Affiliation: 

Our objective was to assess the Social Security Administration's (SSA) rejection of State-submitted Electronic Death Registration (EDR) reports and determine whether these rejections resulted in the Agency (1) improperly paying deceased beneficiaries and representative payees and (2) not posting death information to the Numidents of deceased non-beneficiaries.