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Supplemental Security Income Computerized System Development Process
HRD-80-5: Published: Oct 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1979.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) needs to develop a structured and planned approach for managing and controlling the design, development, and modification of its Supplemental Security Income (SSI) computerized system. The system is used to help maintain beneficiary information and administer benefit payments to over 4 million needy aged, blind, and disabled individuals. Erroneous payments...
GAO Recommendations for Improving the Management of Social Security Administration Programs
109035: Apr 9, 1979
A review was conducted of the efficient use of public funds and the identification of weaknesses and improvements needed in the administration of social security programs. Audit activities at the Social Security Administration indicate millions of dollars have and continue to be misspent and overall accurate figures are not available. Social Security recently established an Office of Payment Eligi...
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...
The Social Security Administration Needs To Improve Its Disability Claims Process
HRD-78-40: Published: Feb 16, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1978.
The Social Security Administration's (SSA) procedures for processing approved disability insurance claims were reviewed to determine if the process could be improved. The review covered claims processing steps at the Bureau of Disability Insurance and at district offices and included an analysis of a sample of 498 approved disability insurance claims processed by 15 SSA district offices.The disabi...
Social Security Administration's Procedures for Allocating Administrative Costs to the Supplemental Security Income Program
HRD-78-12: Published: Nov 17, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1977.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has highly integrated units with common management and support duties which administer programs such as the Supplemental Security Income for the aged, blind, and disabled. Since the administrative costs of the various programs are paid from different sources, SSA distributes these costs through a cost allocation system. The SSA method of allocating administ...