Improper Payments

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?

Inspector General Discusses Death Data with “60 Minutes,” Congress

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Inspector General Patrick O'Carroll
As explained on TV and on Capitol Hill this week, complex issues surround death reporting on local, state, and Federal levels

OIG Auditors Recognized for Effective Reviews of SSA’s Death Data

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Applause
When our audit work reveals critical issues, spurs corrective actions, and is commended by our peers, we know we’re doing our job.

NYC Scheme Ringleaders Plead Guilty as OIG Issues Disability Fraud Report

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Two former NYPD officers recently pled guilty to their leading roles in a multi-million-dollar Social Security disability fraud scheme.

“Nightline” Coffee Shop Owner Sentenced to Prison for Disability Fraud

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Monday, June 30, 2014
ABC Nightline
"Criminal Coffee" owner to serve 15 months in prison for attempting to defraud SSA of disability 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.

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