It is illegal for anyone to offer a government employee anything of value, such as money or gifts, in exchange for government services.
For example, it is illegal for:
- A person to offer to pay a Social Security employee to approve their application for disability benefits
- A government employee to demand payment for any Social Security services provided. An SSA employee should not charge an individual to provide a Social Security card.
If you believe this or any other form of bribery has happened, please contact the OIG Fraud Hotline.