Strengthen the Integrity and Protection of the Social Security Number

SSN Misuse: Family of Five Fraudulently Receives Survivors’ Benefits

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

An applicant for a liquor license used two SSNs, one of which contained death information. An investigation conducted by our Greensboro, NC office revealed that the man’s five family members fraudulently received Title II survivor’s benefits based on the SSN containing the death information.

The fraudulent entitlement to the survivors’ benefits, which started in 2001, resulted in an incorrect payment to the family of over $98,000.

Wed, 08/31/2011

Mexican National Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Stealing Deceased Child's Identity

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

From the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas:

HOUSTON – Jesus Duenas-Barajas, 53, a Mexican National illegally residing in Houston, has been ordered to prison following his convictions of submitting a false statement on a U.S. passport application and aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Duenas-Barajas pleaded guilty July 7, 2014.

Tue, 10/14/2014

Effectiveness of the Social Security Administration’s Server Patch Management Process (Limited Distribution)

Monday, September 29, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology recommends that security issues be patched timely to maintain the operational availability, confidentiality, and integrity of information technology systems. Additionally, the Government Accountability Office’s Federal Information System Control Audit Manual requires that an effective patch management process be documented and implemented.

Mon, 09/29/2014

SSA's Affordable Care Act – Health Insurance Exchange Social Security Number Verification Process (Limited Distribution)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Beginning October 1, 2013, U.S. citizens and lawful aliens began using Health Insurance Marketplaces to obtain health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Marketplaces review applications to determine their eligibility for, or exemption from, Insurance Affordability Programs. When an individual files an application, Marketplaces send their Social Security number (SSN), name, and date of birth to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS then electronically sends this identity information to SSA for verification.

Thu, 08/28/2014

Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating Scheme to Steal Government Funds

Thursday, July 10, 2014

From the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts:

Boston – A Florida man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Worcester today to participating in a scheme to steal more than $110,000 from the federal government.

Sniders Jean-Jacques, 26, of Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., pleaded guilty to theft of public money. In June 2014, Jean-Jacques was charged in a felony information. Sentencing is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm.

Thu, 07/10/2014