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. 

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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Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Benefits to Individuals Removed from the United States

DATE: Friday, December 29, 2017
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Match of Connecticut Death Information Against Social Security Records

DATE: Friday, December 22, 2017
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Supplemental Security Income Payments to Confined Juveniles

DATE: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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Match of Massachusetts Death Information Against Social Security Records

DATE: Friday, September 8, 2017
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The Social Security Administration’s Manual Award Process for Initial Retirement and Survivors Insurance Claims

DATE: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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Payments to Individuals Listed as Deceased in Department of Veterans Affairs’ Records

DATE: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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Unauthorized my Social Security Direct Deposit Changes in Calendar Years 2014 Through 2016 (Limited Distribution)

DATE: Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Widow(er)s Eligible for an Earlier Initial Month of Entitlement

DATE: Monday, August 7, 2017
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