Audits and Investigations

Access OIG’s comprehensive archive of audit reports and investigative highlights that have been conducted from 1996 to present. You may view the audits and investigations in PDF or text format.

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Featured Audit Report

Thursday, July 2, 2015

SSA administers several benefit programs, including the Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs. The benefit amount payable to an individual under these programs depends on various factors. A change in one or more of these factors may result in a lower or no benefit payable to the individual. In these situations, until SSA learns of the change and adjusts the benefit, the individual is paid more than he/she is entitled to receive—an overpayment.

Featured Investigation

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

From the U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana:

MONROE, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Monroe woman was sentenced Monday to 12 months in prison for illegally taking more than $135,000 in Social Security payments that were for her mother who had died.