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Medicare Cards without Social Security Numbers Coming in 2018

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, June 16, 2017
Medicare Care
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is preparing to issue new cards that will use unique numbers in place of cardholder Social Security numbers.

How the OIG Helps SSA Improve Death Data and Payment Accuracy

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Death Record
OIG auditors recently matched California death records with SSA's payment records and identified payments to the deceased.

Stopping Theft by Government Impersonation

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, May 12, 2017
Fraud Alert
OIGs are warning the public about government imposter scams and pursuing perpetrators of these theft schemes.

Congress Focuses on SSA’s Representative Payee Program

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Handshake
While the vast majority of SSA's representative payees properly manage beneficiary funds, the threat of payee misuse remains.

How the OIG Helps Crack Down on Tax Fraud

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Tax Fraud
While most people are working to file their returns, others cheat unknowing victims and the IRS through tax fraud schemes. 

Social Security Fraud: Concealing Facts from SSA

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Investigations
The OIG investigates many cases in which people withhold facts from SSA to fraudulently collect Social Security benefits.

SSA Authorized to Use Payroll Data to Improve Payment Accuracy

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Electronic Data
A provision in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 that aims to improve SSA program administration recently went into effect.

3 OIG Oversight Areas for 2017

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Oversight
We review the major challenges facing SSA and discuss how we will oversee and assist efforts to address these challenges.

New Law Strengthens Inspector General Independence

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Legislation
The Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2016 includes several provisions designed to support IG oversight efforts.

Remain Vigilant of “Disability Services” Phone Calls

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
We have received reports that citizens are receiving questionable calls from people alleging to have a connection with Social Security.

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