Audit Reports

OIG Auditors Find SSA Underpaid Widow(er)s by Estimated $224 Million

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Underpayments Audit
Underpayments, or funds that SSA should have paid but did not, are just as important to us as overpayments, which is when SSA pays too much.

Cases of Mistaken Death Reports Low but Costly

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Death Certificate
SSA continues to support the expansion of Electronic Death Registration across the country to improve death record accuracy.

How SSA and the OIG Investigate Deceased Payee Fraud

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, January 28, 2016
An OIG-recommended Social Security initiative identifies deceased Social Security beneficiaries, stops their benefits, and refers possible fraud for investigation.

How International Residency Affects Your Social Security Benefits

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Can you live outside the United States and receive Social Security benefits? It’s a commonly asked question, and it’s an issue we addressed in a recent audit report.

6 Ways the OIG Develops Audit Topics

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, October 16, 2015
Audit Topics
SSA’s programs are vast and complex, so in the OIG, we have a lot of areas to review—but how do we come up with specific audits?

Audit Highlight: Top 5 Reasons Social Security Overpayments Happen

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Overpayments
Has Social Security ever told you (or a family member) that your benefit payment amount was too high, you were overpaid, and you owe money to the Agency?

Inspector General Discusses Death Data with “60 Minutes,” Congress

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Inspector General Patrick O'Carroll
As explained on TV and on Capitol Hill this week, complex issues surround death reporting on local, state, and Federal levels

Inspector General O’Carroll Marks 10 Years Overseeing Social Security

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Since assuming his role in 2004, the Inspector General has intensified efforts to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse in SSA’s programs.

OIG Auditors Recognized for Effective Reviews of SSA’s Death Data

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Applause
When our audit work reveals critical issues, spurs corrective actions, and is commended by our peers, we know we’re doing our job.

Is Social Security Disability the "New Welfare"?

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Line at Job Fair
OIG auditors recently examined the relationship between state unemployment rates and SSA’s disability programs.

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