Faulty system blamed for errors in Social Security disability payments

A large amount of disability benefits that were wrongfully paid by the Social Security Administration to beneficiaries were allegedly caused by the agency’s faulty system, a report from CNN Money showed on Tuesday, October 29.

According to reports, some beneficiaries continued to get payments anywhere from several months to a year even after they already notified the Social Security that they either returned to work or were receiving a large enough income to disqualify them from receiving payments.

The Government Accountability Office has stated that beneficiary reviews have been delayed because of budget limitations and the accumulation of documents filed by baby boomers applying for disability benefits. The excess payments were either made fraudulently or to people who were told they were receiving the payments for other reasons.

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