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. 

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 reports.

The Social Security Administration’s Compliance with the Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019 in the Fiscal Year 2020 Agency Financial Report

DATE: Friday, May 7, 2021
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Match of Colorado Death Information Against Social Security Administration Records

DATE: Friday, March 19, 2021
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Match of Louisiana Death Information Against Social Security Administration Records

DATE: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
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Follow-up on Underpayments Payable to Terminated Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Beneficiaries

DATE: Friday, December 11, 2020
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Match of Mississippi Death Information Against Social Security Administration Records

DATE: Friday, December 11, 2020
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Follow-up on Disabled Supplemental Security Income Recipients Potentially Eligible for Childhood Disability Benefits

DATE: Thursday, December 10, 2020
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Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Benefits to Individuals Who Are Recorded as Deceased on the Supplemental Security Record

DATE: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
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Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Child Beneficiaries Receiving Benefits Under Multiple Records

DATE: Monday, December 7, 2020
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Supplemental Security Income Recipients Denied Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Benefits Based on Lack of Technical Evidence

DATE: Monday, November 30, 2020
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Match of Ohio Death Information Against Social Security Administration Records

DATE: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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