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 2014 SSI - Supplemental Measures and Targets
Type of Error Targets Current Status Next Status Update
Overpayment/Underpayments due to a Change that Affects Payment Amount or Eligibility
Cause: The recipient fails to report a change that affects payment amount or eligibility.

Program Savings: We estimate every dollar spent on SSI redeterminations yields, on average, about $5 of net program savings, with savings from overpayments partly offset from the cost for underpayments.
By September 30, 2014 , complete the amount of SSI non-disability redeterminations budgeted.

Through December 31, 2013, we completed over 495,800 SSI redeterminations in FY 2014.

March 31, 2014
Overpayment due to Unreported Wages
Cause: Recipients fail to report their new or increased wages.

Error Amount: $618.5 million (94 percent of all wage overpayment deficiency dollars and 18.3 percent of all overpayment deficiency dollars) in FY 2012.
By the end of FY 2014, increase the monthly use of SSITWR to 46,270 (i.e., 5 percent above the usage in September 2013). In December 2013, we received over 45,500 successful wage reports via SSITWR. March 31, 2014