We issued this report to report internal control weaknesses, noncompliance issues, and unallowable costs identified in the single audit to the Social Security Administration for resolution action.
Improve the Timeliness and Quality of the Disability Process
Claimants who are denied disability benefits at the State disability determination services (DDS) can appeal the decision to a Social Security Administration (SSA) administrative law judge (ALJ).
We conducted this review to assess the status, 5 years later, of claimants processed through two expedited case initiatives. In our prior reviews of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Compassionate Allowance (CAL) and Quick Disability Determination (QDD) initiatives, we sampled 850 disability cases. We found that SSA had expedited these cases, medically allowed 793, and denied 57.
We issued this report to identify and review households with multiple children receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments because of mental impairments.
The objective of our report is to determine whether indirect costs by the California Disability Determination Services (CA-DDS) claimed for Fiscal Years (FY) 2010 through 2014 were allowable.
The objective of our report is to assess the characteristics of fully favorable on-the-record (OTR) decisions issued by administrative law judges (ALJ) and senior attorney adjudicators (SAA) within 100 days of receipt at the hearing level.
We are issuing this report to convey information on the number of, and reasons for, beneficiaries leaving the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability programs from 2004 through 2013.
We conducted this review at the request of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Denver Regional Office. The Colorado Disability Determination Services (CO-DDS) performs disability determinations under the Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs. SSA reimburses CO-DDS for 100 percent of allowable reported expenditures up to its approved funding authorization. Once approved, CO-DDS’ parent Agency, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CO-DHS), withdraws Federal funds through ASAP.
A claimant, including a child, applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) based on disability or blindness may receive up to 6 months of payments before the final determination of disability or blindness if he/she is found to be presumptively disabled or blind and meets all other eligibility requirements.
We are issuing this report to assess the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) efforts to update the Listing of Impairments (Listings) used to determine whether a person is disabled.