Entitlement programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and food stamps have gained tens of thousands of beneficiaries under the Obama administration.
Identity thieves used the Social Security numbers of hundreds of dead individuals to earn nearly $30 million, according to a federal watchdog.
A Virginia man hid his dead grandmother in a freezer and a barrel for nine months so he could collect her Social Security payments.
The Social Security Administration has paid dead federal workers $1.7 million in recent years, with the deceased receiving benefits an average of seven years after their death, according to an agency watchdog.
The Social Security Administration puts millions of Americans at risk for identity theft by putting their full Social Security Numbers on letters sent in the mail.
Eric C. Conn, a flashy Kentucky lawyer who called himself “Mr. Social Security,” was arrested for his alleged role in a $600 million federal disability fraud scheme, according to an indictment that was unsealed Tuesday.
The Social Security Administration approved disability payments to children with fake disabilities, giving families over $700 each month per child.
A New York man refused to claim his father’s body from a morgue for a year so he could cash in on his deceased dad’s Social Security payments.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) made $11 billion in excess payments to individuals collecting disability insurance who later returned to work, according to a government watchdog investigation.