Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries

Each year, SSA issues over $900 billion in benefit payments to about 62 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 illustrate our efforts to meet this objective. 

Benefits Payable to Child Beneficiaries Whose Benefits Were Withheld Pending the Selection of a Representative Payee

DATE: Friday, September 23, 2016
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Accuracy of the Social Security Administration’s Manual Billing Process to Collect Medicare Premiums

DATE: Friday, September 23, 2016
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Beneficiaries Who Receive Paper Checks

DATE: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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Office of Personnel Management Deaths Not in the Social Security Administration’s Systems

DATE: Monday, August 29, 2016
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Payments to Individuals Incarcerated in Texas Department of Criminal Justice Facilities

DATE: Tuesday, August 9, 2016
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Title II Spousal or Widow(er) Beneficiaries Whose Unreported Marriages Caused Improper Title XVI Payments

DATE: Friday, July 22, 2016
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Recovering Title II Overpayments Made to Childhood Beneficiaries

DATE: Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Supplemental Security Income Recipients Eligible for, or Receiving, Pensions from China

DATE: Thursday, June 9, 2016
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The Social Security Administration’s Compliance with the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012 in the Fiscal Year 2015 Agency Financial Report

DATE: Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Collecting Title II Overpayments from Contingently Liable Beneficiaries

DATE: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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