State Sen. Greg Steube (R-Fla.) testified at the Social Security hearing on Wednesday.

The head of the Social Security Administration said Wednesday the agency has been sending about 1 million people a year notices that they were paid benefits to which they were not entitled, and she said she has ordered a “top-to-bottom, comprehensive review” of how the agency deals with such overpayments.

Kilolo Kijakazi, the acting commissioner, testified at a congressional hearing at which House members faulted the agency for issuing billions of dollars of payments in error and then, often much later, demanding that beneficiaries pay the money back.


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