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.

Follow-up on Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Benefits Affected by State and Local Pensions

DATE: Friday, July 30, 2021
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Redeterminations Social Security Administration Employees Closed without Assessing Resources

DATE: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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System Alerts for Beneficiaries Identified by the Delinquent Debt Trigger File

DATE: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
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Match of Alabama, Georgia, and Illinois Death Information Against Social Security Administration Records

DATE: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
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The Social Security Administration's Application of the Retirement Insurance Benefits Limitation and Reduced Widow(er)'s Benefit Policy

DATE: Friday, June 4, 2021
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Follow-up on Transferring Supplemental Security Income Overpayments from Prior Records to the Current Record for Recovery

DATE: Thursday, June 3, 2021
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The Social Security Administration's Administrative Finality Policy

DATE: Friday, May 28, 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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Match of Mississippi Death Information Against Social Security Administration Records

DATE: Friday, December 11, 2020
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