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Social Security Publishes Proposed Rule for Payroll Information Exchange to Reduce Improper Payments

February 15, 2024 • By

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Today, the Social Security Administration published a proposed rule, “Use of Electronic Payroll Data to Improve Program Administration,” describing the agency’s plans for accessing and using information from payroll data providers to reduce improper payments, including overpayments, which improves service to customers. Unreported, late reported, and incorrectly reported earnings are often a cause of overpayments […]

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Martin J. O’Malley Sworn in as Commissioner of Social Security Administration

December 20, 2023 • By

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Martin J. O’Malley was sworn in today by Senator Ben Cardin as Commissioner of Social Security to a term that expires on January 19, 2025. Commissioner O’Malley expressed his gratitude for being chosen to lead the Social Security Administration. “I am honored for the opportunity of a lifetime to lead Social Security’s outstanding public servants […]

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Social Security Benefits Increase in 2024

October 12, 2023 • By

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More than 71 million Americans will see a 3.2% increase in their Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in 2024. On average, Social Security retirement benefits will increase by more than $50 per month starting in January. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost-of-living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s […]

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Learn about Overpayments and Our Process

September 14, 2023 • By

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The Social Security Administration works to ensure that we pay the right person the right amount at the right time, and our payment accuracy rates are high. Given the magnitude of the benefits we pay each year—$1.4 trillion in benefits to more than 70 million people—and complexity of the programs we administer, overpayments can happen. […]

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