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 California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Facilities

DATE: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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Effectiveness of the Social Security Administration's Medicare Non-utilization Project

DATE: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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Interim Benefits Paid After a Disability Claim is Denied

DATE: Thursday, September 13, 2018
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Accuracy of Supplemental Security Income Payments to Recipients with Manually Deemed Income

DATE: Thursday, August 30, 2018
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Match of Treasury Death Information Against Social Security Administration Records

DATE: Monday, August 27, 2018
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Supplemental Security Income Recipients Who Have Not Had a Redetermination in Longer than 10 Years

DATE: Friday, August 24, 2018
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Follow-up: Dually Entitled Beneficiaries Who Are Subject to the Windfall Elimination Provision and Government Pension Offset

DATE: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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The Social Security Administration's Use of Administrative Tolerance Waivers

DATE: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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Accuracy of Month of Entitlement Determinations for Supplemental Security Income Recipients Awarded Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Benefits

DATE: Friday, July 27, 2018
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Underpayments Paid on Supplemental Security Income Records with Outstanding Overpayments

DATE: Monday, July 23, 2018
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