Concealing facts or events which affect eligibility for Social Security benefits

It may be considered fraud if a person makes a false statement on an application or does not tell SSA of certain facts that may affect benefits.

For example:

  • A person fails to report that they are working or have returned to work.
  • A person fails to report they are in jail.
  •  A person fails to notify SSA of the death of a beneficiary and continues to receive and cash the checks of the deceased person.

Do you suspect someone has concealed facts or events on their Social Security claim? Report it to the OIG Fraud Hotline.