Improve the Prevention, Detection, and Recovery of Improper Payments

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Follow-up: Underpayments on Prior Supplemental Security Income Records

Date: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019

We issued this to determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) identified and properly resolved underpayments on prior Supplemental Security Income (SSI) records.

Date: 
Thu, 06/06/2019

Follow-up: Minor Children Receiving Social Security Benefits Without a Representative Payee

Date: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019

We issued this to determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) complied with its policies when it paid benefits to minor children.

Date: 
Thu, 06/06/2019

Supplemental Security Income Recipients with Double-counted Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Benefits

Date: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

We issued this to determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) correctly processed Supplemental Security Income (SSI) alerts related to double-counted Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits.

Date: 
Mon, 05/20/2019

Recovery of Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Overpayments When a Contingently Liable Beneficiary Stops Receiving Benefits

Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

We issued this to determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) should have initiated recovery of Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) overpayments after a contingently liable beneficiary stopped receiving benefits.

Date: 
Wed, 05/15/2019

Follow-up: Individuals Who Inappropriately Received Benefits Under Multiple Social Security Numbers

Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019

We issued this to update prior, and identify new, cases of individuals who inappropriately received Social Security benefits under multiple Social Security numbers (SSN).

Date: 
Thu, 04/25/2019

Match of Maryland and Michigan Death Information Against Social Security Records

Date: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Our objective was to determine whether 160 individuals Maryland or Michigan vital records agencies identified as deceased, but whom the Social Security Administration was still paying benefits, were overpaid.

Date: 
Wed, 03/20/2019

Match of Texas Death Information Against Social Security Administration Records

Date: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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

Date: 
Wed, 03/20/2019

Processing of Deferred Old-Age, Survivors 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.

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