Impoundment of Funds:

Improper Deferral of Social Security Administration Funds

OGC-87-8: Published: Apr 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1987.

Additional Materials:


Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800

GAO reviewed one new deferral and three revised deferrals in the President's fifth special message for fiscal year 1987.

GAO found that: (1) the deferral of $18 million of Social Security Administration budget authority was unauthorized, since the U.S. Court of Appeals invalidated a section of the Impoundment Control Act because of an unconstitutional veto provision; (2) the acts the President cited did not authorize deferral; and (3) the revised deferrals were authorized under the Antideficiency Act because they were programmatic in nature.

Mar 20, 2015

Mar 19, 2015

Feb 25, 2015

Dec 12, 2014

Jul 29, 2014

Jul 18, 2014

Jun 23, 2014

Jun 17, 2014

Looking for more? Browse all our products here