Improve the Prevention, Detection, and Recovery of Improper Payments

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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.

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

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