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Social Security Administration

Recovery of Overpayments

Current SSA procedure says that an overpayment can be withheld through partial withholding of a beneficiary's monthly check for a time period greater than 36 months, only if a beneficiary can provide documentation that this is the most they can afford.

I propose that we increase the withholding rate in the amount of any non-Cost of Living Adjustment increase to a beneficiary's check. If it was proven before that the... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Service Center

As it stands now, the calling service centers are virtually useless and frustrate almost every single veteran that calls in.

My first suggestion is to create comprehensive digital copies of every claim file with a scan of every document of record. This is important because many RO's are still processing hardcopy claims based on "what's in the file." This would also help in general for claims processing.

Our RO's are... more »

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Social Security Administration

Reduce Overpayments from SGA

SSA deals with many overpayments due to beneficiaries not reporting when they work over SGA. Often these beneficiaries claim that they did not know it was his or her responsibility to report their earnings. They assume that SSA automatically knew about their work or that it was the employer’s job to report.
Technology can help avoid these overpayments. Most states now have laws that require the use of the E-verify program.... more »

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Social Security Administration

24 Hours Could Save 24 Hundred, Thousand or Even Million for SSA

I am suggesting that Social Security implement an automatic one day hold on all benefits payable above one’s regular monthly amount. This would give employees one extra business day to correct mistakes that may cause incorrect payments. Currently, we have an Expert (PETE) double check amounts larger than a certain amount. However, this money has already been released and recovery of any overpayment is subject to due process... more »

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Social Security Administration

Expand Overpayment Recovery to Prior Payees

Representative payees receive benefits on behalf of Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients. If a prior representative payee causes an overpayment because they failed to follow policy, or did not use the funds to the beneficiary/recipient, systems limitations prevent overpayment recovery from the liable person (prior payee). Although some systems changes have been implemented... more »

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Social Security Administration

SSA and SSI Overpayments

I suggest that the legislature create laws to impose penalties, late fees, and charge interest on SSA and SSI benefit overpayments when the beneficiary (recipient) is at fault. The interest rate could be as low as 3%, but use penalties to make it hurt when people intentionally withhold (or give false) information in order to receive benefits when payment is not due. Some beneficiaries do things to get benefits they... more »

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