We issued this report to identify individuals who improperly received payments while incarcerated in Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) facilities and determine why these individuals’ payments were not timely suspended/terminated.
Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries
We issued this report to identify Title II spousal or widow(er) beneficiaries who received improper Title XVI payments because they did not report their marriages to the Social Security Administration (SSA).
When determining individuals’ Title XVI payment eligibility and amounts, SSA evaluates the income and resources of the individuals and their spouses as well as the spouses’ Title XVI eligibility. Therefore, SSA requires that recipients report any changes in their marital status.
This report provides information on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) recovery of Title II overpayments made to childhood beneficiaries and the individuals responsible for repaying the debt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In September 2009, a U.S. District Court approved the Martinez v. Astrue nation-wide class action settlement agreement.
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.