What Do We Investigate?

The OIG investigates a variety of situations that may be considered fraud. Examples include when an individual:

  • Conceals work activity while receiving disability benefits
  • Receives Social Security Benefits for a child not under their care
  • Fails to notify SSA of the death of a beneficiary and continues to receive and cash the checks of the deceased
  • Conceals their marriage or assets from the Social Security Administration while receiving Supplemental Security Income payments
  • Resides overseas and is receiving Supplemental Security Income Payment
  • Misuses benefits when acting as a Representative Payee