Overpayments (21 - 27 of 27 items)
Social Security Should Improve Its Collection of Overpayments to Supplemental Security Income Recipients
HRD-79-21: Published: Jan 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1979.
Recovery or waiver by the Social Security Administration (SSA) of overpayments to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients continues to be a problem. Additional improvements are needed if SSA is to achieve uniformity and objectivity in resolving overpayments and reduce an unresolved backlog of over 1.2 million overpayments.From January 1974 to September 1978, $27.9 billion was paid in SSI ben...
Improvements Needed To Insure the Accuracy of Supplemental Security Income Retroactive Payments
HRD-79-26: Published: Dec 11, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1978.
During fiscal year (FY) 1977, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued about 1.8 million retroactive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments totalling about $505 million. An estimated 462,195 recipients of these retroactive benefits were overpaid about $75 million, and an estimated 206,825 were underpaid about $6 million. About 37 percent of FY retroactive checks were in error, twice th...
Supplemental Security Income Quarterly Accounting Period for Determining Eligibility and Benefit Payment Accounts
HRD-78-114: Published: May 26, 1978. Publicly Released: May 26, 1978.
Pending legislation contains a provision requiring that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility and benefit payment amounts be determined on a monthly rather than a quarterly basis. The Senate Committee on Finance, in its consideration of the bill, is requiring the Social Security Administration to experiment with various accounting periods and reporting methodologies. Quarterly computation...
Supplemental Security Income Quality Assurance System: An Assessment of Its Problems and Potential for Reducing Erroneous Payments
HRD-77-126: Published: May 23, 1978. Publicly Released: May 23, 1978.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) established a quality assurance system in 1974 to provide information on how well its Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is operating. Through this system, data were collected which indicated that, at the end of 1976, over $1.4 billion had been overpaid and $277 underpaid to recipients in the program. The system also provides data for determining th...
Need for SSA To Assess Penalties Against SSI Recipients That Fail To Report Changes in Their Circumstances
HRD-78-118: Published: May 22, 1978. Publicly Released: May 22, 1978.
Substantial overpayments have been made to recipients of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program because the recipients had not reported or improperly reported changes in their income, resources, or other circumstances. The integrity of the SSI program depends to a large degree on accurate and timely reporting of these changes. Steps have been taken to...
Privacy Issues and Supplemental Security Income Benefits
HRD-77-110: Published: Nov 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1977.
A November 1976 report to Congress recommended that the Social Security Administration (SSA) obtain accurate and complete data on compensation and pensions promptly and regularly from the Veterans Administration and the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB). These data are used for computing payments.The use of inadequate data from these agencies had resulted in Supplemental Security Income recipients b...
Supplemental Security Income Overpayments to Medicaid Nursing Home Residents Can Be Reduced
HRD-77-131: Published: Aug 23, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1977.
When recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) enter nursing homes, their payments should be reduced because Medicaid pays the cost of nursing home care.In 1975, overpayments of about $7.6 million were made to SSI recipients in California and Florida because the Social Security Administration (SSA) did not know that the recipients had been admitted to nursing homes. The majority of these ov...