Improper Payments

Deceased Payee Fraud: Strange but True

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Thursday, January 2, 2014
It's a strange, yet surprisingly common way people steal Social Security benefits.

First Guilty Plea in OIG Disability Fraud Investigation

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Friday, November 22, 2013
One of the subjects of this investigation now faces up to five years in prison. 

OIG Targets Large-Scale Disability Fraud Schemes

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
We're stepping up our efforts to combat "third-party facilitator" fraud.

A Busy Spring for the Inspector General's Office

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Spring in Washington, D.C.
It's been almost two months since we last posted, so we wanted to update you on what's been happening around the Social Security OIG.

Inspector General Touts CDI Program's Anti-Fraud Efforts to Congress

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Thursday, March 21, 2013
CDI teams in 21 states have close working relationships with the State Disability Determination Services that process SSA disability applications and refer suspicious cases.

Audit Highlight: SSI Recipients Eligible for, or Receiving, Russian Pensions

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Friday, February 15, 2013
Newspapers
Occasionally, our audits receive attention from the media, including a recent report on SSI recipients and Russian pensions.

OIG's Special Agents: Enforcing Federal Laws

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Monday, August 13, 2012
OIG Badge
Just like FBI or NCIS agents, our investigators have full law enforcement authority, including executing search warrants and making arrests. 

Pricey Penalties for Social Security Fraud

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Civil Monetary Penalties
People who lie to or conceal facts from SSA might keep receiving their benefits for a while. But if we find out, we can make them pay back not only the amount they stole, but a lot more.