Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries

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Supplemental Security Income Recipients Eligible for, or Receiving, Pensions from China

Date: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Our objective was to identify Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who were eligible for, or receiving, pensions from China and who may have therefore been overpaid.

Since SSI is a program based on financial need and the payer of last resort, SSI recipients must apply for all other available sources of income to remain eligible. This includes foreign-based pensions.

Date: 
Thu, 06/09/2016

The Social Security Administration’s Compliance with the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012 in the Fiscal Year 2015 Agency Financial Report

Date: 
Thursday, May 5, 2016

We issued this report review the Improper Payments Information section in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Agency Financial Report (AFR) and determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) met all requirements of the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012 (IPERIA). In addition, we evaluated the Agency’s (1) accuracy and completeness of reporting and (2) performance in reducing and recapturing improper payments.

Date: 
Thu, 05/05/2016

Manually Posted Supplemental Security Income Overpayments to Surviving Spouses

Date: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Our objective was to determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) had manually transferred Supplemental Security Income (SSI) overpayments to the surviving individual of an eligible couple.

Date: 
Wed, 04/20/2016

Collecting Title II Overpayments from Contingently Liable Beneficiaries

Date: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Our objective was to determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) had maximized overpayment recovery efforts by attempting to collect Title II overpayments from contingently liable beneficiaries.

Date: 
Wed, 04/20/2016

Underpayments Payable to Widow(er)s Eligible for a Higher Monthly Benefit Amount

Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2016

We issued this report to determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) had adequate controls to ensure it established the correct primary insurance amount (PIA) for widow(er)s when a wage earner died before age 62.

Date: 
Mon, 04/11/2016

Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Benefits Withheld Pending a Windfall Offset Determination

Date: 
Monday, March 21, 2016

The windfall offset provision prevents an individual from receiving monthly Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in excess of the total amount beneficiaries would have been paid had the OASDI benefits been disbursed when they were due rather than retroactively.

Date: 
Mon, 03/21/2016

Higher Retirement Benefits Payable to Families of Disabled Beneficiaries

Date: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Social Security Act provides monthly benefits to retired and/or disabled workers and their families. Disabled beneficiaries may be simultaneously entitled to disability and retirement benefits when they attain age 62. Generally, the higher benefits are payable; however, disabled beneficiaries may elect retirement benefits even when the disability benefits are higher.

Date: 
Tue, 02/02/2016

Supplemental Security Income Recipients Who Have Earnings

Date: 
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients are responsible for reporting any information that may affect their eligibility or payment amount.

Generally, the more income an SSI recipient has, the lower his/her payment will be. Furthermore, an individual who has too much income in a particular month is not eligible for SSI in that month.

Date: 
Wed, 12/23/2015

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