Currently, SSA pays incentive payments to state and local correctional and mental health institutions for reporting inmate information to SSA. Under
SI 02310.088 SSA's Incentive Payment Program, an incentive payment of $400 is made to an agency when the information received results in suspension of benefits. Many times, the suspension is for for a month or 2. $400 PER PRISONER is simply a high fee to pay for information that is sent and received electronically and requires less than a few minutes of the local agencies time to verify. These should be reduced DRAMATICALLY.