Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries

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Match of California Death Information Against Social Security Administration Records

Date: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

We issued this report to determine whether death information on California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Death Statistical Master Files was recorded on Social Security Administration (SSA) records. We also determined the status of six cases from our 2014 audit of Payments to Individuals with Deaths Reported in California from 1980 to 1987 (A-06-14-21416) that were pending Office of Investigations review or SSA verification.

Date: 
Wed, 04/26/2017

Manual Actions to Issue Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Underpayments Less Than $6,000

Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2017

We issued this report to determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) accurately issued manual Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) underpayments less than $6,000.

Date: 
Fri, 04/21/2017

Beneficiaries Whose Payments Have Been Suspended for No Child in Care and Who Are Serving as Representative Payees for Children

Date: 
Friday, February 24, 2017

We issued this report determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) had adequate controls to ensure it did not improperly suspend mother/father or spousal beneficiaries who had a child in their care.

Date: 
Fri, 02/24/2017

Individuals Who Have Multiple Overpayments Caused by Failure to Report Earnings

Date: 
Friday, January 6, 2017

Our objective was to determine whether individuals had been repeatedly overpaid because they knowingly withheld, misrepresented, or concealed earnings information from the Social Security Administration.

Date: 
Fri, 01/06/2017

Bank Balances and Account Information for Supplemental Security Income Recipients

Date: 
Friday, January 6, 2017

The objective of our report was to determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) missed opportunities to identify Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who had excess resources in bank accounts.

The SSI program provides cash assistance to people who are aged, blind, or disabled with limited income and resources. In July 2016, SSA paid 8.3 million recipients $4.7 billion in monthly SSI payments.

Date: 
Fri, 01/06/2017

The Social Security Administration's Reporting of High-dollar Overpayments Under Executive Order 13520 in Fiscal Year 2016

Date: 
Friday, December 23, 2016

On November 20, 2009, the President issued Executive Order 13520 ". . . to reduce improper payments by intensifying efforts to eliminate payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse in the major programs administered by the Federal Government, while continuing to ensure that Federal programs serve and provide access to their intended beneficiaries."

Date: 
Fri, 12/23/2016

Using Medical Claim Data to Identify Aged Title XVI Recipients Who Are Deceased

Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

We issued this report to determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) could use medical claim data to identify aged Title XVI recipients who are deceased.

Date: 
Fri, 09/30/2016

Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Benefits Affected by Federal Pensions

Date: 
Thursday, September 29, 2016

We issued this report to review the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) processes as they applied to Federal pensions.

Date: 
Thu, 09/29/2016

Numident Death Information Not Included on the Death Master File

Date: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

We issued this report to determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) should continue excluding Numident records that contain numberholders’ dates of death from the Death Master File (DMF).

The Numident is a numerically ordered master file of all assigned Social Security numbers (SSN).

Date: 
Wed, 09/28/2016

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