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Federal Agencies' Estimates of FY 2019 Improper Payments

Monday, March 2, 2020

Federal improper payments include scenarios where government agencies make payments to the wrong beneficiary, payments were made in the wrong amount, or payments were made when they shouldn’t have been at all. In Fiscal Year 2019, there were an estimated $175 billion dollars in improper payments. Berri Davis joins the Watchdog Report to fill us in.