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Social Security Administration

Eliminate SSI overpayment administrative waivers

Currently, an SSI overpayment under $1000 can be automatically waived if the claimant just requests it. I understand that if a person appeals the overpayment, the cost to fight the appeal may outweigh the actual overpayment and would not be worth it, BUT the government should not automatically waive these. Today alone, I did 14 administrative waivers totaling $353; not alot of money but it all adds up! And this was... more »

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AJS-3 workload

SSA has a program that routinely changes the date of entitlement for someone is on their first year of entitlement to SSA retirement benefits to the subsequent year. The computer program, called AJS-3, does so because, in almost every case, the worker receives a severance pay package or receives sick pay/vacation pay buy-out in the year they retire from their employer. We routinely spend an hour or two changing the record... more »

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Social Security Administration

Suspension of SSI Benefits for Months with Unverified Wages

The current policy for estimating wages SI 00820.155 only attempts to match current wages and does not enforce monthly wage reporting by a set procedure to overestimate wages to prevent overpayments. As a result, many deemors will go months or even years without reporting their wages to Social Security. The result is enormous overpayments in the thousands of dollars that are virtually uncollectable based on the maximum... more »

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Social Security Administration

Bankruptcy streamlining

Currently, each Social Security program service center controls the filing of "proofs of claim" against bankruptcies filed by overpaid beneficiaries. Because the attorneys and courts involved rarely understand the distribution of work within the agency, notices and requests to file are sent randomly to whichever processing center the attorney is familiar with. This begins a chain of inefficiency which includes (but is... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Improve Collections from overpayments

Fraud, waste, and abuse is a significant problem at SSA. Oftentimes, overpayments are charged to individuals who are not entitled to the benefits they received. When a person pays back an overpayment, they usually pay it in small monthly payments. However, the person has to wait for a paystub and mail in a check or credit card information every month. Overpaid beneficiaries do not have an option to pay online quickly... more »

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Social Security Administration

Prevent Overpayments due to work

Currently, when someone receives Social Security Disability and goes back to work, they call to report it. We take basic information about the job and tell them to hang on to their paystubs until we request more detailed information. Because of the shortage of personnel, work reviews often do not happen for a couple of years. The person is overpaid large amounts of money. Often they are waived. We should implement... more »

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Legislative Branch

VA and SSI income verification available to SSA CRs

Individuals that receive monthly VA benefits for themselves or as a widow or child often do not report their VA income to SSA. Those that are receiving SSI end up with large overpayments which could have been avoided if SSA Claims Representatives had online access to verify VA income and changes to the VA income for claimants.

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Social Security Administration

Suspend SSI Benefits When Wages Not Reported

SSI beneficiaires are currently required to report their gross wages for a given month within the first 6 days of the next month in order to ensure correct payment amounts in the following month. However, most SSI recipients and parents of receipients do not follow through with their reporting responsibilities and continue to receive the maximum benefits for many months. It is not until the following tax year that Social... more »

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Legislative Branch

stop accepting $10.00 repayment on debts

ssa currently is obligated to accept, when a beneficiary has proven limited income and resources, repayments at rates as little as $10.00 per month on overpayments as large as $20000.00 or more. It is a joke. We are discouraged from suggesting settlements, even though the possibitity of recouping $6000.00 from a 50 year old is slim to none by the time he is deceased. why don't we either raise that absurd limit or push... more »

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