SSA depends on various sources for timely death reporting, and if deaths aren’t reported or concealed, that can potentially lead to improper payments and fraud.
Improving controls to ensure SSA takes timely and proper actions to resolve death information on the Numident for suspended beneficiaries is vital to preventing improper payments. The Numident contains all Social Security numbers since they were first issued in 1936.
A recent OIG audit report found that some SSI recipients might also be eligible for Social Security retirement benefits.
As he deceived and stole millions from victims, the man also improperly collected Supplemental Security Income from SSA.
Lawmakers recently introduced legislation to improve SSA's management and oversight of the representative payee program.
OIG auditors recently estimated the amount of misdirected benefit payments from 2014 to 2016 was considerably less than in 2013.
Through Electronic Death Registration, SSA and the states aim to improve the accuracy and timeliness of death information
CDI, for many years a front-end program integrity initiative, is pursuing more in-pay disability fraud cases.
OIG auditors recently matched California death records with SSA's payment records and identified payments to the deceased.
A provision in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 that aims to improve SSA program administration recently went into effect.