Supplemental Measures and Targets

Executive Order 13520 gives the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) authority to determine if certain agency programs are high-error. Based on OMB guidelines, the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is high-error, which means that it requires more frequent measures and targets. In compliance with the additional requirements that come with this determination, we have established the following supplemental measures and targets for the SSI program:

FY 2015
SSI – Supplemental Measures and Targets

Type of Error



Overpayment/Underpayment Due to a Change That Affects Payment Amount of Eligibility

Cause:  Beneficiaries fail to report a change that affects payment amount or eligibility.

Program Savings:  Refer to the Accountability, Information Systems, and Other Infrastructure section of this improper payments report for information on our program savings.

By September 30, 2015, complete the budgeted amount of 2.225 million SSI non‑medical redeterminations.

In FY 2015, we completed approximately 2.267 million SSI redeterminations.

Overpayment Due to Unreported Wages

Cause: Beneficiaries and deemors fail to report their new or increased wages.

Error Amount:  $526 million (91 percent of all wage overpayment deficiency dollars and 12 percent of all overpayment deficiency dollars) in FY 2014.

In the month of September 2015, increase the number of wage reports we process using SSITWR and SSIMWR by 6 percent over the number in the month of September 2014.

In September 2015, we received 78,970 monthly wage reports, a 22 percent increase over September 2014.