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The Social Security Administration might have improperly paid at least $1.29 billion in disability payments from 2010 to 2013, an audit released Friday by the Government Accountability Office found.

The possible overpayments were made to 36,000 individuals who worked too many hours to qualify for disability payments, the audit said. One beneficiary received $90,000 in improper payments. Other cases cited by the GAO ranged from $57,000 to $74,000.

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