Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries

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Higher Benefits for Dually Entitled Widow(er)s Had They Delayed Applying for Retirement Benefits

Date: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

We issued this report to determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) had adequate controls to inform widow(er) beneficiaries of their option to delay their application for retirement benefits.

Date: 
Wed, 02/14/2018

Pending Supplemental Security Income Alerts Related to Over-reported Earnings

Date: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

Our objective was to identify Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who had alerts related to over-reported earnings pending longer than 6 months and the resulting improper payments.

Date: 
Fri, 01/05/2018

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

Date: 
Friday, December 29, 2017

Our objectives were to determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) (1) took timely and appropriate actions in response to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) deportation alerts; (2) paid Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits to individuals DHS reported as deported from the United States and were not lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the country; and (3) paid OASDI benefits to individuals DHS reported to SSA as deported from the United States after July 31, 2010 and who did not meet criteria for con

Date: 
Fri, 12/29/2017

Match of Connecticut Death Information Against Social Security Records

Date: 
Friday, December 22, 2017

Our objective was to determine whether individuals listed as deceased by the Connecticut State Vital Records Office (CSVRO) were listed in Social Security Administration (SSA) records as deceased.

Date: 
Fri, 12/22/2017

Match of Massachusetts Death Information Against Social Security Records

Date: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

We issued this report to determine whether individuals listed as deceased by the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics (MRVRS) were listed in Social Security Administration (SSA) records as receiving Social Security benefit payments or acting as representative payees.

Date: 
Fri, 09/08/2017

The Social Security Administration’s Manual Award Process for Initial Retirement and Survivors Insurance Claims

Date: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

We issued this report to assess the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) manual award process for initial Retirement and Survivors Insurance (RSI) claims.

Date: 
Tue, 09/05/2017

Payments to Individuals Listed as Deceased in Department of Veterans Affairs’ Records

Date: 
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

We issued this report to determine the appropriateness of payments the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued to individuals listed as deceased in Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) records.

Date: 
Tue, 08/29/2017

Unauthorized my Social Security Direct Deposit Changes in Calendar Years 2014 Through 2016 (Limited Distribution)

Date: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017

We issued this report to determine the amount of Social Security benefits misdirected because of unauthorized direct deposit changes through my Social Security in Calendar Years (CY) 2014 through 2016.

Date: 
Thu, 08/17/2017

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