SSA Wasting Millions in Vacant Office Space

Agency spends $5,698,466 to rent buildings that are half full
Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is wasting over $6 million annually in unused office space, according to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

10 Ways Disability Fraud Has Cost Taxpayers Millions

Report cites specific examples of Social Security fraud that total more than $8 million
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Incompetence at the Social Security Administration (SSA) has cost taxpayers millions, according to a new report that highlights cases of easily identifiable fraud in the program.

$100 Billion in Benefits Awarded by Judges with High Social Security Approval Rates

Raises concerns about insolvent Social Security program
Administrative law judges awarded plaintiffs nearly $100 billion in total between 2005 and 2012

Hundreds of judges across the country with abnormally high approval rates for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments awarded about $100 billion in lifetime benefits between 2005 and 2012, raising further questions about a program that could be insolvent in just three years.

Experts: No Appetite for Social Security Disability Reform

Lawmakers unlikely to push reforms with 11M Americans on disability
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Though nearly 11 million Americans are collecting disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), and its trust fund is expected to be exhausted by 2016, there is little desire to reform the programs on Capitol Hill.