High-Priority Programs

OMB has designated the following programs as “high-priority”. The criteria for determining when a program is high-priority are found in OMB Guidance Circular A-123, Appendix C PDF Document . The high-priority programs are those programs that report $750 million or more in improper payments in a given year, did not report an error amount in the current reporting year but previously reported an error amount over the threshold, or have not yet established a program error rate and have measured components that were above the threshold.

Select a program from the list below to view program details:

ProgramAgencyOutlays RawTotal Payments (outlays)IP RawImproper Payment AmountsImproper Payment Rates
Veterans Health Administration (VHA) VA Community Care ProgramDepartment of Veterans Affairs (VA)4.7$4.7B3.6$3.6B75.86%
Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Purchased Long Term Services and Support (PLTSS)Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)1.7$1.7B1.2$1.2B69.15%
Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) Disability Compensation ProgramDepartment of Veterans Affairs (VA)63.9$63.9B0.4$0.4B0.59%
Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (RSDI)Social Security Administration853.7$853.7B3.7$3.7B0.43%
Unemployment Insurance (UI)Department of Labor33.1$33.1B3.9$3.9B11.65%
National School Lunch ProgramDepartment of Agriculture12$12B1.8$1.8B15.17%
National School Breakfast ProgramDepartment of Agriculture4$4B0.9$0.9B22.48%
Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Program FundDepartment of Agriculture11.5$11.5B0.2$0.2B2.02%
Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D)Department of Health and Human Services70.2$70.2B2.4$2.4B3.41%
Medicare Advantage (Part C)Department of Health and Human Services161.9$161.9B16.2$16.2B9.99%
MedicaidDepartment of Health and Human Services346$346B36.3$36.3B10.48%
Children’s Health Insurance ProgramDepartment of Health and Human Services9.2$9.2B0.7$0.7B7.99%
7(a) Loan Guaranty ProgramUS Small Business Administration17.5$17.5B0.2$0.2B0.96%
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)Social Security Administration56.6$56.6B4.2$4.2B7.42%
Rental Housing Assistance ProgramsU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development32.7$32.7B1.7$1.7B5.2%
Federal Pell Grant ProgramU.S. Department of Education28.2$28.2B2.2$2.2B7.85%
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan ProgramU.S. Department of Education97.2$97.2B3.9$3.9B3.98%
Earned Income Tax CreditDepartment of the Treasury69.8$69.8B16.8$16.8B24.02%
Medicare Fee-for-ServiceDepartment of Health and Human Services373.7$373.7B41.1$41.1B11%
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance ProgramDepartment of Agriculture-----