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Social Security Administration OIG

Agencies Overseen: 

Social Security Administration

Abbreviation: 
SSA
What to Report to the OIG Hotline: 

If you are a Social Security Administration (SSA) employee, or an employee of an SSA contractor or grantee, and you suspect fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement in SSA programs or operations, or reprisal against you for reporting wrongdoing, you may report that to the Social Security Fraud Hotline. You may find more whistleblower information at https://oig.ssa.gov/whistleblower-protection.

The SSA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) investigates many types of Social Security-related fraud, including

• Social Security-related scams
• making false statements or facilitating fraud in applying for Social Security benefits
• concealing work activity while receiving disability benefits
• receiving Social Security benefits for a child not under the recipient’s care
• receiving and using a deceased person’s Social Security benefits
• concealing a marriage or assets while receiving Supplemental Security Income
• residing overseas while receiving Supplemental Security Income
• misusing benefits when acting as a representative payee
• SSA employee or contract and procurement fraud

What Not to report to the OIG Hotline : 

The following matters are generally NOT investigated by the SSA OIG:

• 911 emergencies
• Medicare or Medicaid fraud (report this to Health and Human Services OIG at https://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/report-fraud/)
• Lost or stolen Social Security cards (visit https://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/)
• Identity theft that is not related to Social Security benefits or programs (visit https://www.identitytheft.gov/)
• Misuse of Social Security numbers on tax returns (visit IRS’ Identity Protection site at https://www.irs.gov/identity-theft-fraud-scams)
• Direct Express® account fraud (contact Direct Express® Customer Service at the number on the back of your card, and report this to the Treasury Office of the Inspector General at https://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/ig/Pages/OigOnli...)