Supplemental Security Income: Incentive Payments Have Reduced Benefit Overpayments to Prisoners

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the impact incentive payment legislation for correctional facilities had on the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, focusing on: (1) how many correctional facilities signed incentive payment agreements, how many benefit suspensions did SSA make, and what amount of overpayments did SSA identify and prevent at these facilities; (2) how many of the incentive payment agreements represented new reporting commitments that SSA did not have before the authorization of incentive payments, and what were ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. November 22, 1999.

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the impact incentive payment legislation for correctional facilities had on the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, focusing on: (1) how many correctional facilities signed incentive payment agreements, how many benefit suspensions did SSA make, and what amount of overpayments did SSA identify and prevent at these facilities; (2) how many of the incentive payment agreements represented new reporting commitments that SSA did not have before the authorization of incentive payments, and what were the results at facilities that made these new commitments; and (3) what other benefits has the legislation produced."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Supplemental Security Income: Incentive Payments Have Reduced Benefit Overpayments to Prisoners, report, November 22, 1999; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc295228/: accessed November 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.