February OIG Report Scathing On SSA Recipients Control Methods

OIG Summary Report Social Security Audit A-09-16-50159 Summary Individual Representative Payees Who Do Not Have a Social Security Number in the Social Security Administration’s Payment Records OIG in its February 2017 report was tasked with determining whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) had adequate controls to ensure it recorded individual representative payees’ Social Security numbers (SSN) in its payment records. SSA is required to obtain the SSNs of representative payee applicants. SSA then uses the representative payee’s SSN to (1) verify the payee’s identifying information; (2) determine whether the payee applicant is receiving Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance or Supplemental … Continue reading

Social Security – Abuses of Fund Payments

Feds Screw Up Over $1 Billion In Social Security Payments Quick trivia buff information:  -Social Security numbers were first issued in November 1936. -To date, 453.7 million different numbers have been issued.   -No, Social Security numbers (SSN) are not reassigned after the number holder’s death. -About 5 and one-half million are issued new numbers a year. -The current numbering system will provide enough new numbers for several generations into the future with no changes in the numbering system. By now there is no shock when we are given proof of the abuse, fraud, corruption and total lack of oversight of … Continue reading