Improve the Prevention, Detection, and Recovery of Improper Payments

Each year, SSA issues nearly $1 trillion in benefit payments to about 70 million people. Given the large overall dollars involved in SSA’s payments, even the slightest error in the overall process can result in millions of dollars of overpayments or underpayments. 

One of SSA’s key objectives is to improve the prevention, detection, and recovery of improper payments. The following reports review SSA's efforts to meet this objective. 

Follow-up: Minor Children Receiving Social Security Benefits Without a Representative Payee

DATE: Thursday, June 6, 2019
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Supplemental Security Income Recipients with Double-counted Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Benefits

DATE: Monday, May 20, 2019
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Recovery of Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Overpayments When a Contingently Liable Beneficiary Stops Receiving Benefits

DATE: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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Follow-up: Individuals Who Inappropriately Received Benefits Under Multiple Social Security Numbers

DATE: Thursday, April 25, 2019
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Match of Texas Death Information Against Social Security Administration Records

DATE: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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Match of Maryland and Michigan Death Information Against Social Security Records

DATE: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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Processing of Deferred Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Cases with a High-Risk of Benefit Payment Error

DATE: Friday, March 15, 2019
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Match of Arkansas Death Information Against Social Security Administration Records

DATE: Thursday, February 28, 2019
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Audit Highlight: Improper Payments to Deceased Beneficiaries

DATE: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Supplemental Security Income Underpayments (Limited Distribution)

DATE: Friday, December 28, 2018
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