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Hearing Backlog — Update: 4/27/10
SSA OIG Reports
Our current review estimates that approximately $3.1 billion in overpayments existed because of disabled beneficiaries’ work activity. Although SSA identified about 58 percent of these overpayments, we estimate the remaining 42 percent—approximately $1.3 billion—went undetected by the Agency. In addition, we estimate SSA will continue to incorrectly pay about $382 million over the next 12 months to disabled beneficiaries no longer entitled to benefits if the Agency does not act.
We recognize SSA’s efforts to improve the work-related CDR process. In addition, we acknowledge the Agency’s limited resources with which to perform this workload. However, we believe SSA may achieve greater savings in the long-term if it could provide the resources to perform more work-related CDRs.