FAQs

How International Residency Affects Your Social Security Benefits

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Can you live outside the United States and receive Social Security benefits? It’s a commonly asked question, and it’s an issue we addressed in a recent audit report.

6 Ways the OIG Develops Audit Topics

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, October 16, 2015
Audit Topics
SSA’s programs are vast and complex, so in the OIG, we have a lot of areas to review—but how do we come up with specific audits?

Audit Highlight: Top 5 Reasons Social Security Overpayments Happen

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Overpayments
Has Social Security ever told you (or a family member) that your benefit payment amount was too high, you were overpaid, and you owe money to the Agency?

Securing and Protecting Social Security Fraud Allegations

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Monday, June 8, 2015
Data Protection
We take data protection and privacy rights seriously, so everything you submit through our website is fully encrypted.

“20/20” and Disability Fraud: Seeing is Believing

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
20/20 Interview
Our investigators pursue many cases of individuals who may exaggerate a disability, or conceal their various work activities from Social Security—or both.

Congress Promotes Fraud Awareness with Special Hotline for Seniors

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, January 16, 2015
Seniors
Fraud perpetrated against seniors in the United States is on the rise, and victims are often unsure of where to find help.

Targeting Misleading Communications in Social Media and Mobile Apps

Posted by: Andrew Cannarsa, Office of External Relations
DATE:
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Social Media
Look out for misleading Internet Social Security-related advertisements and communications, including those on social media and mobile apps.

An Internship with the Inspector General's Office

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Marissa Piegols
As one of our summer interns neared the end of her internship, we asked her to talk about her experience with the OIG.

Protect Yourself from Electronic Social Security Fraud

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Direct Deposit
There are a few important steps you or your family members can take to protect your Social Security benefits and your personal information.

Audit Highlight: Disabled Individuals with Mental Impairments in Need of a Representative Payee

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Signing Check
One of our highest priorities is to make sure that representative payees are complying with laws and regulations, and not misusing the benefits SSA trusts them to manage.

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