Improper Payments

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.

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.

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.

OIG Audit: Misdirected Benefits through ‘my Social Security’ Decreasing

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, September 21, 2017
OIG auditors recently estimated the amount of misdirected benefit payments from 2014 to 2016 was considerably less than in 2013.

How States Use Electronic Death Reporting with SSA

Posted by: Xavier Welch, OIG High School Intern
DATE:
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Through Electronic Death Registration, SSA and the states aim to improve the accuracy and timeliness of death information

CDI Program Thrives with Expansion, Additional Casework

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Fraud
CDI, for many years a front-end program integrity initiative, is pursuing more in-pay disability fraud cases.

How the OIG Helps SSA Improve Death Data and Payment Accuracy

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Death Record
OIG auditors recently matched California death records with SSA's payment records and identified payments to the deceased.

SSA Authorized to Use Payroll Data to Improve Payment Accuracy

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Electronic Data
A provision in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 that aims to improve SSA program administration recently went into effect.

3 OIG Oversight Areas for 2017

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Oversight
We review the major challenges facing SSA and discuss how we will oversee and assist efforts to address these challenges.

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