SSA's Compliance with the Improper Payments Act of 2010 in the FY 2011 Performance and Accountability Report

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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In July 2010, the President signed the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 (IPERA) into law, to prevent the loss of billions in taxpayer dollars.

We found, with the exception of five instances, SSA accurately reported improper payment information and produced a substantially complete Improper Payment section of the FY 2011 Performance and Accountability Report. However, the Agency could improve reporting by including information on significant changes in improper payment amounts, as well as program debt adjustments, write-offs and delinquencies.