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How and What We Report to Congress

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Monday, July 1, 2019
We are required by law to update Congress twice a year on our efforts to oversee the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) programs and operations and to combat Social Security fraud, waste, and...

June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Nearly 1 in 10 American senior citizens are abused or neglected each year, yet only 1 in 14 cases of elder abuse is brought to the attention of authorities, according to the U.S. Department of Health...

Stopping Payments, Detecting Fraud after Beneficiary Deaths

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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. When a Social Security beneficiary...

Audit Highlight: Improper Payments to Deceased Beneficiaries

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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...

Audit Highlight: SSI Recipients Eligible for Retirement Benefits

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Audit Work
A recent OIG audit report found that some SSI recipients might also be eligible for Social Security retirement benefits.

The Inspector General Act: 40 Years Later

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Carter signing IG Act of 1978
Forty years after President Jimmy Carter signed the Inspector General Act, IGs remain a robust tool in the fight against government fraud and waste.

A Message from the SSA Office of the Inspector General

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
The SSA OIG did not receive fraud allegations through its online form from September 10 to 12, due to a computer error.

Phone Schemes: 5 Common Tactics Misusing SSA Authority

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Scam Alert
Scammers are misusing SSA’s authority in several phone schemes to trick people into giving them money or personal information.

Detecting and Preventing Elder Abuse

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Elder Care
To recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Month, the OIG and SSA discussed elder abuse detection and prevention during a Facebook Live broadcast.

Fraud Allegations: Where They Come From, What We Do With Them

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Monday, June 25, 2018
Allegations
As outlined in our recent Semiannual Report to Congress, our investigators can work from allegations from many different sources.

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