Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries

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Processing of Deferred Old-Age, Survivor and Disability Insurance Cases with a High-Risk of Benefit Payment Error

Date: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Our objective was to determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) correctly processed deferred Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) cases it identified as having a high risk of benefit payment error.

Date: 
Fri, 03/15/2019

Match of Arkansas Death Information Against Social Security Administration Records

Date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Our objective was to determine the appropriateness of payments the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued to beneficiaries and representative payees who were listed as deceased on Arkansas Department of Health vital records. We also identified non-beneficiaries who were deceased according to Arkansas vital records but whose death information did not appear in SSA records.

Date: 
Thu, 02/28/2019

Beyond the Numbers

Audit Highlight: Improper Payments to Deceased Beneficiaries

Date: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Improving controls to ensure SSA takes timely and proper actions to resolve death information on the Numident for suspended beneficiaries is vital to preventing improper payments. The Numident contains all Social Security numbers since they were first issued in 1936.

Beneficiaries Whose Payments Have Been Suspended and Who Have Death Information on the Numident

Date: 
Friday, December 21, 2018

Our objective was to determine whether the Social Security Administration had adequate controls to ensure it resolved death information on the Numident for beneficiaries whose payments it had suspended.

Date: 
Fri, 12/21/2018

Supplemental Security Income Recipients Eligible for Retirement Benefits

Date: 
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Our objective was to determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) had adequate controls to ensure it properly awarded retirement benefits to individuals who were receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.

Date: 
Thu, 12/13/2018

Payments to Individuals Incarcerated in California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Facilities

Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Our objectives were to identify individuals who improperly received payments while incarcerated in California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation facilities and determine why these individuals’ payments were not timely suspended.

Date: 
Wed, 10/24/2018

Effectiveness of the Social Security Administration's Medicare Non-utilization Project

Date: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Medicare Non-utilization Project (MNUP).

Date: 
Wed, 09/19/2018

Match of Treasury Death Information Against Social Security Administration Records

Date: 
Monday, August 27, 2018

Our objective was to determine the appropriateness of payments the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued to beneficiaries who were deceased according to Department of the Treasury (Treasury) data.

Date: 
Mon, 08/27/2018

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