Improper Payments

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.

OIG Keeps Focus on Social Security Fraud “Facilitators”

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, January 29, 2016
Sentences
Several recent judicial actions served as reminders of our commitment to pursue Social Security disability fraud “facilitators."

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.

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

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.

NYC Scheme Ringleaders Plead Guilty as OIG Issues Disability Fraud Report

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Two former NYPD officers recently pled guilty to their leading roles in a multi-million-dollar Social Security disability fraud scheme.

“Nightline” Coffee Shop Owner Sentenced to Prison for Disability Fraud

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Monday, June 30, 2014
ABC Nightline
"Criminal Coffee" owner to serve 15 months in prison for attempting to defraud SSA of disability payments.

Deceased Payee Fraud: Strange but True

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Thursday, January 2, 2014
It's a strange, yet surprisingly common way people steal Social Security benefits.

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