4/2018

New Medicare Cards Arriving Soon

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, April 12, 2018
New Medicare Card
People with Medicare should start receiving their new card in the mail this month.

Congress Concerned about Fraud Schemes Targeting Seniors

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Scam phone call
A recent Government Accountability Office report found that seniors lose $2.9 billion a year to financial-exploitation schemes.

OIG Audit: Factors Affecting SSA Customer Wait Times

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Computer Analysis
The average wait time for service at an SSA field office was about 25 minutes in Fiscal Year 2017, up from about 19 minutes in Fiscal Year 2010.

Washington Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Advance-Fee Scheme, Social Security Fraud

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Prison
As he deceived and stole millions from victims, the man also improperly collected Supplemental Security Income from SSA.

A Message from the SSA Office of the Inspector General

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, January 26, 2018
An update about fraud referral acknowledgment emails from the SSA OIG.

Congress Moves to Strengthen Representative Payee Program

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Senior Care
Lawmakers recently introduced legislation to improve SSA's management and oversight of the representative payee program.

4 Numbers to Know from the OIG’s Fall Semiannual Report

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, December 15, 2017
Fall Semiannual Report to Congress
Four numbers that highlight our investigative, audit, and legal accomplishments from the recent reporting period.

Former Disability Attorney Eric Conn Captured in Honduras

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, December 8, 2017
Authorities returned Conn to the United States this week for arraignment on charges related to his reported escape in June.

New Law Restricts Social Security Numbers on Mailed Government Documents

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Mail
Removing Social Security numbers from non-essential documents is a step toward reducing identity theft and SSN misuse.

Former Disability Attorney Eric Conn Charged for Escape

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, October 20, 2017
Sentences
An accomplice of Conn reportedly helped the former Kentucky disability attorney flee to the Mexico border in June before Conn's sentencing hearing.

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