Investigations

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.

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.

Believe It or Not: Social Security Number Misuse Cases

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
SSN Misuse
Some cases of Social Security number misuse and assumed identities can read like crime-fiction stories.  

Former NYPD Officer Convicted of Disability Fraud Following Criminal Trial

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Prison Sentence
A judge sentenced the man to at least 2.5 years in prison for his involvement in a New York City-based disability fraud scheme.  

Partnerships Critical to Investigating, Prosecuting Fraud Cases

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, May 20, 2016
Fraud Arrest
ABC’s “Nightline” recently reported on the OIG’s efforts to detect and reduce disability fraud.

New CDI Units Launch, See Early Returns

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Monday, February 29, 2016
CDI St. Paul
Several new CDI units established in recent months are up and running, yielding positive results for SSA.

OIG Keeps Focus on Social Security Fraud “Facilitators”

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, January 29, 2016
Sentences
Several recent judicial actions served as reminders of our commitment to pursue Social Security disability fraud “facilitators."

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