SSA: $1.29 Billion in Disability Overpayments a ‘Small Payment Error’ Staff
Posted: Sep 16, 2013 1:20 PM
The Social Security Administration (SSA) gave $1.29 billion in payments to individuals who were not considered disabled, a mistake the agency says is a “small payment error.” The SSA made improper payments to roughly 36,000 individuals who were able to earn more than $1,000 per month, rendering them ineligible for the Disability Insurance (DI) program, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released Friday.