Improve the Prevention, Detection, and Recovery of Improper Payments
SSA is responsible for issuing approximately $1 trillion in benefit payments annually; even the slightest error in the overall payment process can result in millions of dollars in improper payments. Improper payments may occur when SSA makes mistakes in computing payments or fails to obtain or act on available information, or when beneficiaries’ fail to report events or provide incorrect reports.
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