The Social Security Administration has spent $3 billion on programs designed to incentivize disability recipients to go back to work over the past 16 years. So far, less than 3 percent of beneficiaries have signed up, with “no consistent evidence” the program has helped participants find a job.
Prisoners incarcerated in California took in $3.5 million in Social Security payments from taxpayers.
The inspector general for the agency reported 123 inmates received the disability and retirement payments despite the Social Security Act prohibiting payments to individuals “confined to a jail, prison, or certain other public institutions for committing a crime.”
Thirty-nine million Americans potentially had information relating to their personal identities compromised by illegal immigrants over the course of four years, according to government documents obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI).
The Social Security Administration made $37 million worth of benefit payments to dead veterans, according to a new audit.
Identity thieves stole over $6 million in Social Security benefits by hacking the government’s online direct deposit program, an agency watchdog reported.
The Social Security Administration gave $1.3 million in benefits to criminals, including individuals who had already defrauded the government, according to a new audit.
Social Security will be able to pay out full benefits to eligible recipients until 2034—a five year increase in the fund’s solvency since last year’s Social Security Administration Trustee Report—according to SSA Chief Actuary Stephen Goss.