Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries

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 reduce improper payments and increase overpayment recoveries. The following reports review SSA's efforts to meet this objective. 

Payments to Individuals Incarcerated in New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Facilities

DATE: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Controls over Supplemental Security Income Applicants/Recipients' Transferring Ownership of Resources

DATE: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Debtors Who Were Not Current on an Installment Agreement

DATE: Friday, May 25, 2018
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Follow-up: Payments to Individuals Whose Numident Record Contained a Death Entry

DATE: Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Match of Washington Death Information Against Social Security Administration Records

DATE: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Master Beneficiary Record Death Information that Did Not Appear on the Numident

DATE: Thursday, May 3, 2018
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Manual Adjustments to Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Overpayments

DATE: Monday, April 9, 2018
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Deceased Beneficiaries Who Had Different Dates of Death on the Social Security Administration’s Numident and Payment Records

DATE: Monday, March 26, 2018
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Higher Benefits for Dually Entitled Widow(er)s Had They Delayed Applying for Retirement Benefits

DATE: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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Pending Supplemental Security Income Alerts Related to Over-reported Earnings

DATE: Friday, January 5, 2018
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