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.
Jeb Bush unveiled proposals on Tuesday that he said would preserve Medicare and Social Security for seniors while ensuring that funding remains for other priorities such as national defense.
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program issued an estimated $1.1 million in improper payments to recipients who lived outside the United States, according to an audit by the Social Security Administration Inspector General (IG).
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has protected taxpayers’ Social Security numbers on only 7 percent of the documentation it issues, according to an audit by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).
Rep. Sam Johnson (R., Texas) introduced a bill Wednesday designed to thwart Obama administration efforts to prevent millions of Social Security recipients from buying guns.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) said in a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee that it plans to add some recipients to the federal gun background check system, effectively barring them from legally purchasing firearms.
Senate Republicans are looking to crack down on entitlement spending by eliminating double dipping in government unemployment and disability programs.
The Social Security Administration has not responded to a letter questioning the agency’s new gun control efforts sent last month by Republican members of the Ways and Means Committee.
“No response yet,” Ways and Means spokesperson Doug Andres told the Free Beacon.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) overpaid individuals a total of $371.5 million in disability benefits from fiscal year 2009 through fiscal 2013, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.