The Social Security Administration (SSA) paid at least 740 dead people $17.1 million in benefits, according to an audit by the Office of Inspector General (OIG). The audit, released Wednesday, found that the federal agency did not try to recover direct deposit payments that went into deceased persons’ bank accounts, and that the number of benefit payments to the dead is likely much higher.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has 6.5 million Social Security Numbers for 112 year olds on file, allowing for “thousands of instances of potential identity theft” or fraud, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) warns.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) overpaid high school students $225.3 million and in many cases lacked evidence that students were actually in school, according to a new audit from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).
Speaker John Boehner celebrated turning 65 with a snappy response to Nancy Pelosi.
A Texas woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison after stealing her father’s Social Security benefits for two decades as she kept his mummified corpse in a storage unit along with his car.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) gave $3 million in benefits to deceased people in California whose Social Security numbers were used by identity thieves, according to a new audit by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
Chinese hackers stole personal data including addresses and social security numbers for 4.5 million patients in a United States hospital network, according to The Hill.
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) sent a scathing letter to Acting Social Security Administrator (SSA) Carolyn Colvin late Tuesday, questioning her commitment to stopping widespread abuse within federal disability programs.
A new report details massive waste in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability programs, revealing how federal judges have rubber-stamped nearly $400 billion in benefit claims, “eroding” credibility in the agency.