An informational video on the OIG's Cooperative Disability Investigations program.
Overview of a CDI investigation involving a man who used two identities in order to defraud the Social Security Administration.
Many scams are out to obtain your personal information. This informative video will tell you how to protect yourself against these thieves and what you should do if someone does get your personal info.
A Japanese news station talks to the Assistant Inspector General for the Office of External Relations and tours the OIG office to get a better understanding of what the SSA OIG does.
SSA provides Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income benefit payments to eligible individuals under Titles 2 and 16 of the Social Security Act. To receive either benefit, an individual must file an application with SSA. Once an application is filed, an SSA field office determines whether the individual meets the non-disability criteria for benefits, and if so, forwards the claim to the disability determination services, or DDS, in the State or other responsible jurisdiction. DDSs are located in each of the 50 States plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. SSA reimburses the DDS for 100 percent of allowable expenditures up to its approved funding authorization. The expenditures include both costs directly related to claims processing, such as disability adjudicators' salaries, and indirect costs. To deal with budget deficits, some States have instituted, or are considering, furloughs for State employees—including staff at the DDSs, which are 100-percent funded by SSA.
Transcript: Michael Chlebda, Special Agent in Columbia, SC, Talks about an Investigation Completed in 2009
This case began in October 2008 when I received an allegation from the Office of Investigations - Strategic Research and Analysis Division. The allegation was generated based on the results of an Office of Audit project titled 'Payments to Individuals Whose Numident Record Contains a Death Entry'. The project identified Hairan Henderson Jr. as a Social Security beneficiary in current pay status with a date of death of September 4, 2006 on his Numident record. The investigation resulted in restitution of over $12,000, a savings to SSA was calculated in the amount of $29,760.
Jeff Pounds, Audit Manager for the SSA OIG Audit office in Birminghamd, Alabama, discusses his efforts to assess the extent to which prisoners have access to Social Security numbers—or SSNs--when participating in prison work programs.
Ashley Moore, Auditor for the SSA OIG Dallas Audit Division, discusses the audit he worked on regarding threats against SSA employees. As more and more Americans turn to the government for financial assistance during times of economic challenge, the potential for threats and attacks against Federal workers increases as well.
This investigation follow Ulisa Chavers, who was misusing her husband's Social Security benefits. The investigation revealed several dead bodies buried in Ms. Chavers' back yard.
Joint video with OIG's Office of Audit and Office of Investigations discussing individuals receiving Disability Insurance benefits that may have worked, earned wages and concealed those wages by using a relative's Social Security Number.