The Office of Quality Review (OQR) monitors the quality of the Supplemental Security Income Program (SSI) program. OQR reviews measure payment accuracy and compliance with national and regional instructions.
OQR uses the results from ongoing SSI reviews and special studies to:
establish accuracy information;
report to Congress on the financial health of the SSI program;
identify program policy and system areas for corrective action; and
assist other components in formulating operating policy.
There are two ongoing SSI reviews:
The Stewardship Review is a payment review. Cases are selected by Housed Under Number based on a payment made in the sample period.
The Transaction Accuracy Review (TAR) is a Program Operation Manual System (POMS) compliance review of selected initial claim, redetermination (RZ) and limited issue (LI) transactions. The review measures POMS compliance by evaluating the accuracy of Field Office (FO) adjudicative decisions.
NOTE: Special studies provide management with specific data in areas of particular concern.