We issued this report to assess the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) management of the Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) program and its vulnerability to misuse.
Improve the Timeliness and Quality of the Disability Process
The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 established the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program (Ticket Program). The purpose of the Ticket Program is to provide the assistance disabled beneficiaries need to return to work.
We issued this report to determine whether electronic folders for subsequent appeals or new claims contained documentation of Cooperative Disability Investigation (CDI) Units’ reports of investigations (ROI) that may have provided evidence to support prior denial or cessation determinations.
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.
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.